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Public versus private water delivery, remunicipalization and water tariffs

Bel, G; (2020) Public versus private water delivery, remunicipalization and water tariffs. Utilities Policy , 62 , Article 100982. 10.1016/j.jup.2019.100982. Green open access

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Abstract

Evidence regarding the drivers and the effects of remunicipalization remains in short supply. In this paper we exploit existing analyses of earlier historical phases of the remunicipalization of water delivery services to disentangle the role played by a range of different factors – most notably overpricing and corruption under private ownership – in the decision to remunicipalize these services. Additionally, we discuss what the effects of remunicipalization might be in the light of the, as yet, somewhat sketchy evidence. In the specific case of water tariffs, our analysis casts some doubt on whether the initial price reductions introduced following remunicipalization are sustainable over time.

Type: Article
Title: Public versus private water delivery, remunicipalization and water tariffs
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.jup.2019.100982
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jup.2019.100982
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Privatization, Remunicipalization, Water service, Water tariffs, INTER-MUNICIPAL COOPERATION, EMPIRICAL-EVIDENCE, AMERICAN CITIES, LOCAL-SERVICES, SOLID-WASTE, PRIVATIZATION, GOVERNMENT, UTILITIES, COSTS, OWNERSHIP
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Political Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10123047
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