Firms Operating under Electricity Constraints in Developing Countries?

Alby, Philippe, Dethier, Jean-Jacques and Straub, Stéphane (2013) Firms Operating under Electricity Constraints in Developing Countries? World Bank Economic Review, 27 (1). pp. 109-132.

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Abstract

Many developing countries are unable to provide their industrial sectors with reliable electric power, with the result that many enterprises must contend with an insufficient and unreliable supply of electricity. Because of these constraints, enterprises often opt for self-generation of electricity even though it is widely considered a second-best solution. This paper develops a theoretical model of investment behavior in remedial infrastructure in the presence of physical constraints. It then illustrates the model's predictions using a large cross-country sample of enterprises from the World Bank Enterprise Survey database. Electricity-intensive sectors in high-outage countries are characterized by a significantly lower share of small firms.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: 2013
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infrastructure, Electricity, Industrial structure
JEL codes: H54 - Infrastructures; Other Public Investment and Capital Stock
L16 - Industrial Organization and Macroeconomics - Industrial Structure and Structural Change; Industrial Price Indices
L94 - Electric Utilities
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 17:25
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 13:22
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:25826
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/15285

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