Regulation, Monitoring, and Ownership Influence the Quality of Service of Latin American Electric Distribution Utilities: A Doctoral Research Proposal
Miguel J. Revolo
Maastricht School of Management (MSM)
September 1, 2008
Journal of CENTRUM Cathedra, Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 120-144, 2008
The decline in the quality of service of electric distribution utilities in Latin America is a topic requiring investigation because of its effect on the sustainability of privatization. The quality of service could be a hidden cost of privatization because the policies of regulation have neglected the quality-of-service issue. The aim of this study will be to determine the influence of regulation, monitoring, and ownership on the quality of service of Latin American electric distribution utilities. A panel data technique will be appropriate for the analysis because of the need to incorporate cross-sectional and time-series data. The outcomes of this research may help regulators and decision makers to implement policies to improve the quality of service.
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Keywords: Regulation, Monitoring, Ownership, Quality, Utility
Date posted: October 4, 2009 ; Last revised: March 21, 2012
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