Teaching Case - Chile's Water System: The Privatization Debate (A)

Chile's Water System: The Privatization Debate (A)


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  • Product Description

    In 1995, the President of Chile proposed to the legislature several reforms designed to strengthen the agency that regulated the tariffs charged by Chile's water companies. Although a half dozen water companies were private, most of the water systems were still in public hands. The government wanted to reform the regulatory agency before it privatized the rest of the companies.

    Learning Objective:
    This case raises various issues in the design of regulatory agencies, including how to balance independence with accountability, the information the regulator needs to set prices, and strategies for gathering that information.

  • Other Details

    Publication Date: July 01, 1998
    Teaching Plan: Available with Educator Access
    HKS Case Number: 1448.0
    Case Author: Natalie Pickering
    Faculty Lead: Jose Gomez-Ibanez
    Pages (incl. exhibits): 15
    Setting: South America, Chile
    Language: English
    _year: Older than 2000
    _pages: 1-15
    _geography: Latin America
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