Regulation, Monitoring, and Ownership Influence the Quality of Service of Latin American Electric Distribution Utilities: A Doctoral Research Proposal

Journal of CENTRUM Cathedra, Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 120-144, 2008

25 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2009 Last revised: 21 Mar 2012

Miguel J. Revolo

Maastricht School of Management (MSM)

Date Written: September 1, 2008

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Regulation, Monitoring, Ownership, Quality, Utility

Suggested Citation

Revolo, Miguel J., Regulation, Monitoring, and Ownership Influence the Quality of Service of Latin American Electric Distribution Utilities: A Doctoral Research Proposal (September 1, 2008). Journal of CENTRUM Cathedra, Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 120-144, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1481948

Miguel J. Revolo (Contact Author)

Maastricht School of Management (MSM) ( email )

Endepolsdomein 150
Maastricht, Limburg 6201 BE
Netherlands

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