Determinants of total efficiency in water utilities in Mexico

Gerardo Angeles-Castro, Laura Josselin Arriola-Barcenas, Carlos Bonifacio Baeza-Almaraz

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© 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. By using panel data analysis across 368 water utilities in Mexico over the period 2010–2014, we find that small firms are more efficient than medium and large providers and that increasing production is associated with less efficiency. Billing, income collection and profitability are relevant factors to improve efficiency. Medium and large firms require to measure consumption by service with meters in order to increase efficiency, while small firms do not require it.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1531-1534
Number of pages1377
JournalApplied Economics Letters
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StatePublished - 15 Dec 2018

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Angeles-Castro, Gerardo ; Arriola-Barcenas, Laura Josselin ; Baeza-Almaraz, Carlos Bonifacio. / Determinants of total efficiency in water utilities in Mexico. In: Applied Economics Letters. 2018 ; pp. 1531-1534.
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