Network Utilities Performance and Institutional Quality: Evidence from the Italian Electricity Sector

Golnoush Soroush, Carlo Cambini, Tooraj Jamasb, Manuel Llorca

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It is generally accepted that institutions are important for economic development. In this work, we analyse how the quality of regional institutions impacts performance of Italian electricity distribution utilities and show that utilities in regions with better government effectiveness, responsiveness towards citizens, control of corruption, and rule of law, also tend to be more cost efficient. The results suggest that national regulators should take regional institutional diversity into account in incentive regulation and efficiency benchmarking of utilities.
UdgiverCopenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure
Antal sider2
StatusUdgivet - 2020
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