CAFO Working Papers, Centre for Labour Market Policy Research (CAFO), School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University
Productivity development and privatisation of the potable water and sewage sector in Chile
() and Osvaldo Salas
Abstract: The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of
privatisation on productivity development in the Chilean potable water and
sewage sector. We have access to high quality firm level data making it
possible to study the effects on a firm level. Productivity development is
studied by means of a Malmquist productivity index. Total productivity is
divided into efficiency change and technical change. These three components
are then analysed against privatisation with the use of a non-parametric
Mann-Whitney test. The main result is that we do not find any significant
effects of privatisation on productivity development.
Keywords: Privatisation; Productivity development; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: D29; L33; (follow links to similar papers)
22 pages, February 4, 2006
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