Is the World Bank Approach to Structural Reform Supported by Experience of Electricity Privatisation in the UK?",

Oliveira, Adilson de and MacKerron, Gordon (1992) Is the World Bank Approach to Structural Reform Supported by Experience of Electricity Privatisation in the UK?",. Energy Policy, 20 (2). pp. 153-162. ISSN 0301-4215

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Abstract

Facing financial crisis, and in some cases deteriorating performance, developing countries are being recommended by the World Bank to privatize their electricity systems. While reform is necessary and private capital may help solve financial problems, the experience of privatization in the UK electricity system suggests that privatization in developing countries is unlikely to be accompanied by much competition. This in turn suggests a need not for a straightforward rolling back of the state in developing countries but rather the development of new forms of state activity both in organizing, and in the longer term regulating, the new, privatized institutional structure.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Gordon MacKerron
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:23
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2013 12:11
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/31040
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