Bundling of Services and Household Welfare in Developing Countries Using Panel Data: The Case of Peru

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Alberto Chong

University of Ottawa

Jesko Hentschel

World Bank - Latin America and Caribbean Region

Jaime Saavedra-Chanduví

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: January 2004

Abstract

Using panel data for Peru for the period 1994-2000, we find that when households receive two or more services jointly, the welfare increases of the household, as measured by changes in consumption, are larger than when services are provided separately. Such an increase appears to be more than proportional, as F-tests on the coefficients of the corresponding regressors confirm. Thus, we find that bundling of services may help realize welfare effects.

Suggested Citation

Chong, Alberto and Hentschel, Jesko and Saavedra-Chanduví, Jaime, Bundling of Services and Household Welfare in Developing Countries Using Panel Data: The Case of Peru (January 2004). IDB Working Paper No. 411, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1818700 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1818700

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Jesko Hentschel

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Jaime Saavedra-Chanduví

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