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A Primer on Efficiency Measurement for Utilities and Transport Regulators
This book is intended to help regulators learn about the tools needed to measure efficiency. It is based on lecture notes from courses the World Bank Institute offers in English, French and SpanishExpand
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Short-sea shipping: an analysis of its determinants
Recent trends in production such as global sourcing, just-in-time deliveries and fragmented production chains have determined clear patterns in relation to growth in demand for freight transport.Expand
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Efficiency measurement in the port industry: a survey of the empirical evidence
The purpose of this paper is to further an understanding of the port sector through a systematic analysis of the existing studies assessing the economic efficiency and productivity of the sector. TheExpand
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Reforms and Infrastructure Efficiency in Spain's Container Ports
This paper quantifies the evolution of technical efficiency in port infrastructure service provision in the major Spanish port authorities involved in container traffic. The paper also analyzes theExpand
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Efficiency Gains from Port Reform and the Potential for Yardstick Competition: Lessons from Mexico
This paper shows how measures of relative efficiency performance could promote yardstick competition between port infrastructure operators. The illustration is based on a study of the efficiencyExpand
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Sources of efficiency gains in port reform: a DEA decomposition of a Malmquist TFP index for Mexico
Abstract Mexico’s port system was centrally managed by public firms until 1993 reforms liberalized and decentralized it to regional port authorities to improve its efficiency. This paper measures theExpand
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Utilities Reforms and Corruption in Developing Countries
This paper shows empirically that "privatization" in the energy, telecommunications, and water sectors, and the introduction of independent regulators in those sectors, have not always had theExpand
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Privatization and Regulation of the Seaport Industry
With containerized shipping, maritime transport has changed profoundly. Among other things, it has shifted from labor-intensive to more capital-intensive activities, including larger specializedExpand
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The European Port Industry: An Analysis of its Economic Efficiency
Because of their critical strategic role, ports have all traditionally been subject to some form of government control even if the legal form and the intensity of this control have varied acrossExpand
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Infrastructure Performance and Reform in Developing and Transition Economies: Evidence from a Survey of Productivity Measures
The authors review about 80 studies on electricity and gas, water and sanitation, and rail and ports (with a footnote on telecommunications) in developing countries. The main policy lesson is thatExpand
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