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Call for Papers for Utilities Policy – Special issue on: Network Industries in Latin America

The network industries in Latin America (from Mexico to Chile) are undergoing substantial changes, marked in particular by their liberalization but also their privatization. Similarly, the regulation of the network industries’ sectors is gradually being institutionalized following European, American, but also endogenous approaches. Overall, however, the de- and re-regulation of the network industries in Latin America follows no clear model and results are mixed, at best.

This special issue of Utilities Policy aims at shedding light at the de- and the re-regulation practices in the different network industries and in the different Latin American countries, notably Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Chile and others. This special issue is especially dedicated to critically analyzing these practices, along with the policies that have inspired them.

Guest Editors

Joisa Campanher Dutra, Getulio Vargas Foundation, Rio de Janeiro

Matthias Finger, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne and European University Institute, Florence

Miguel Angel Montoya Bayardo, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Guadalajara

Topics Covered

  • Description and critical assessment of the different network industries’ de- and re-regulation policies and practices in Latin America, notably Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Argentina and Chile
  • Sectors covered: telecommunications, postal services, electricity, gas, air transport, rail transport, road transport, urban public transport, water and wastewater
  • Comparative studies across sectors and countries are particularly welcome

Notes for Prospective Authors

All papers must be submitted through the Utilities Policy website: http://ees.elsevier.com/juip/. Make sure to upload your paper to the special Issue “Latin America”.

Submitted papers can be in early draft versions, but should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers will be selected through a peer-review process. For more information, please see the Author Guidelines page. The authors of the selected papers will be invited to a conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on December 2nd, 2016, during which their papers will be presented and critically discussed before a final submission to the special issue.

Important Dates

Draft paper due on 1 October 2016

Notification of acceptance to the Conference on 15 October 2016

Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 02 December 2016 

Submission of revised paper on 31 January 2017

Reviwe Process and Revision 31 July 2017

Publication date: 30 November 2017




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