The politics of electricity reform: Evidence from West Bengal, India

@article{Chatterjee2018ThePO,
  title={The politics of electricity reform: Evidence from West Bengal, India},
  author={Elizabeth Chatterjee},
  journal={World Development},
  year={2018},
  volume={104},
  pages={128-139}
}
Abstract Across many developing countries, the power sector persistently underperforms despite years of market reform efforts. India, where de facto responsibility for the power sector rests with subnational (state) governments, provides a useful laboratory to examine why. The state of West Bengal provides an example of public sector reform as an alternative to the so-called “World Bank template” for electricity liberalization, and a lens on the political preconditions for reform success… Expand
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