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FSR Annual Conference


Transport

FSR Annual Conference

11.06.2018

Panadès-Estruch, L. “ICT-LED Challenges for the EU’s Transport Infrastructure Funding: a Critical Assessment of Public-Private Partnerships”

The paper “ICT-LED Challenges for the EU’s Transport Infrastructure Funding: a Critical Assessment of Public-Private Partnerships” (Panadès-Estruch, L.) will be presented at the 7th Conference […] read more

Communications & Media

FSR Annual Conference

8.06.2018

Gori, P., Parcu, P.L. “Postal operators as “ground based” online platforms?”

The paper “Postal operators as “ground based” online platforms?” (Gori, P., Parcu, P.L.) will be presented at the 7th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures (21-22June, […] read more

Communications & Media

FSR Annual Conference

7.06.2018

Wahyuningtyas, S. Y. “The Decentralization Via Self-Regulation of Online Platform and Competition Policy Challenges: A Study on Go-Jek in Indonesia”

The paper “The Decentralization Via Self-Regulation of Online Platform and Competition Policy Challenges: A Study on Go-Jek in Indonesia” (Wahyuningtyas, S. Y. ) will be […] read more

Energyundefined

FSR Annual Conference

6.06.2018

Antonioli Mantegazzini, B.*, Giusti, A. “Smart Grid, Load Management and Dynamic Pricing For Electricity: Findings from a Field Project in Switzerland”

The paper “Smart Grid, Load Management and Dynamic Pricing For Electricity: Findings from a Field Project in Switzerland”  (Antonioli Mantegazzini, B.*, Giusti, A.) will be […] read more

Water

FSR Annual Conference

5.06.2018

Pakizer, K.*, Lieberherr, E. “Alternative Governance Arrangements for Modular Water Infrastructure: a Systematic Review”

The paper “Alternative Governance Arrangements for Modular Water Infrastructure: a Systematic Review” (Pakizer, K.*, Lieberherr, E. ) will be presented at the 7th Conference on […] read more

Communications & Media

FSR Annual Conference

5.06.2018

Bieri, D., Franzi, S.*, Simundza, D. “Regulatory Networks in the US Blockchain Industry”

The paper “Regulatory Networks in the US Blockchain Industry” (Bieri, D., Franzi, S., Simundza, D.) will be presented at the 7th Conference on the Regulation […] read more

Climate

FSR Annual Conference

5.06.2018

Ortiz-Arce Vizcarro, S.”EU-ETS and CORSIA: rivalry or partnership?”

The paper “EU-ETS and CORSIA: rivalry or partnership?” (Ortiz-Arce Vizcarro, S.) will be presented at the 7th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures (21-22June, 2018).  ABSTRACT […] read more

Transport

FSR Annual Conference

5.06.2018

Vanrykel,F.*, Ernst, D., Bourgeois, M.”Fostering Share&Charge through proper regulation”

The paper “Fostering Share&Charge through proper regulation” (Vanrykel,F.*, Ernst, D., Bourgeois, M.) will be presented at the 7th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures (21-22June, 2018).  […] read more

Energy

FSR Annual Conference

5.06.2018

Van Soest, H. “Peer-to-Peer Electricity Trading: a Review of the Legal Context”

The paper “Peer-to-Peer Electricity Trading: a Review of the Legal Context” (Van Soest, H.) will be presented at the 7th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures (21-22June, […] read more

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Molinos-Senante, M.*,Farias, R.”Economic Group´s Influence on the Efficiency and Quality of Service of Water Companies under Model-Firm Regulation”

- Water

The paper “Economic Group´s Influence on the Efficiency and Quality of Service of Water Companies under Model-Firm Regulation” (Molinos-Senante, M., Farias, R.) will be presented at the 7th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures (21-22June, 2018). 

ABSTRACT

The privatization of water and sewerage services (WSS) has led to the foundation of water economic groups, which integrate several water companies and have gained notable importance at the global level. In the framework of benchmarking studies, there are no prior studies exploring the impact that economic groups have on the efficiency and quality of service provided by water companies. This study investigates, for the first time, whether the membership of water companies in an economic group influences their performance. Quantity- and quality-adjusted efficiency scores were computed using data envelopment analysis models. An empirical application was developed for the Chilean water industry since most of their water companies are private and belong to an economic group. The results show that independent water companies provide WSS with better quality than do water companies that belong to an economic group. From a statistical point of view, it was evident that membership in an economic group impacts both the quantity- and quality-adjusted efficiency scores of water companies. The results of this study illustrate that applying the model-firm regulation to the Chilean water industry has significant drawbacks that should be addressed by the water regulator to promote the long-term sustainability of the water industry.

The presentation is available here

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

María Molinos-Senante* is PhD on Local Development and Territory at the University of Valencia (Spain). Currently, she is assistant professor at Engineering School and Institute of Urban Studies at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. She is a researcher in the Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CEDEUS) and Research Center for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (CIGIDEN). Her areas of interest include efficiency and productivity assessment of water utilities and facilities; sustainability and resilience evaluation through multi-criteria decision-making methods, nexus water-energy, water industry regulation and water tariffs.

*presenting author