Privatization for the public good? : welfare effects of private intervention in Latin America

  title={Privatization for the public good? : welfare effects of private intervention in Latin America},
  author={Felipe Barrera-Osorio and Virgilio Galdo and Ernesto Schargrodsky and Sebastian Galiani and Mart{\'i}n Gonz{\'a}lez Rozada and Eduardo Nakasone and Alberto Chong and Elizabeth Coombs and Mart{\'i}n Gonzalez-Eiras and Maximo Torero and Lorena Alc{\'a}zar and Mauricio Nihil Olivera and Paul E. Carrillo and Mart{\'i}n A. Rossi and Orazio J. Bellettini Cede{\~n}o},
This book provides a detailed microeconomic analysis of the impact of various privatizations in different countries in the region. Its central message is that in many cases, contrary to popular belief, society as a whole and in particular the poor have benefited from privatization. The book presents a careful analysis of the various mechanisms through which privatization has an impact on welfare, an analysis that by and large has been missing from the debate. Case studies of water sector… 
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