Privatization and Regulatory Reform in Brazil: The Case of Freight Railways

34 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2001

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Antonio Estache

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES)

Andrea Goldstein

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

Russell W. Pittman

U.S. Department of Justice - Economic Analysis Group; Kyiv School of Economics; New Economic School (NES)

Abstract

A variety of Proposals for creating more competition within the railroad sector and in the broader freight transport sector are under consideration in countries throughout the world. Brazil, though something of a latecomer to wider infrastructure reform, has recently taken large steps in restructuring its railroad system. This paper analyzes Brazil's ongoing railroad reforms, seeking to place them in the context both of the broader reform project going on in Brazil and of railroad reforms taking place in developing and developed countries worldwide.

Keywords: Regulatory reform, privatization, railway, developing countries, Latin America, Brazil

JEL Classification: L33, L43, L92, N76, O14

Suggested Citation

Estache, Antonio and Goldstein, Andrea and Pittman, Russell, Privatization and Regulatory Reform in Brazil: The Case of Freight Railways. Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=286292 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.286292

Antonio Estache

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES) ( email )

Ave. Franklin D Roosevelt, 50 - C.P. 114
Brussels, B-1050
Belgium
32 (0)2 6503838 (Phone)

Andrea Goldstein

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) ( email )

2 rue Andre Pascal
Paris Cedex 16, 75775
France

Russell Pittman (Contact Author)

U.S. Department of Justice - Economic Analysis Group ( email )

450 5th St. NW
Antitrust Division
Washington, DC 20530
United States
202-307-6367 (Phone)
202-307-3372 (Fax)

Kyiv School of Economics ( email )

vul. Yakira, 13, 3d floor, suite 334
Kyiv, 04119
Ukraine

New Economic School (NES) ( email )

100A Novaya Street
Moscow, Skolkovo 143026
Russia

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