Apr 2004
Author(s): Darling, Arthur H.; Beato, Paulina
The Bank is receiving an increasing number of requests from state and municipal governments to finance publicly owned convention centers. This paper suggests that few of these projects will bring the…
Feb 2002
Author(s): Beato, Paulina; Laffont, Jean-Jacques
This paper focuses on public utilities (telecommunications, electricity, gas, water, transportation (roads, railways, buses, ports, airports), and postal service, which are sometimes referred to as…
Jan 2002
Author(s): Basañes, C. Federico; Artana, Daniel; Navajas, Fernando; Urbiztondo, Santiago; Saavedra, Eduardo; Soto, Raimundo; Benavides, Juan; Fainboim Yaker, Israel; Legisa, Juan A.; Ordover, Janusz A.; Willig, Robert D.; Laffont, Jean-Jacques; Díaz Alvarado, Carlos; Auguste, Sebastián; Millán, Jaime; Beato, Paulina; Fuente, Carmen
During the past two decades, Latin American countries have made pioneering efforts in reforming infrastructure services. The "first generation of reforms" encompassed widespread…
Dec 1997
Author(s): Beato, Paulina
The objective of this paper is to analyze some issues and challenges related to private toll road developments in Latin American countries and explore new schemes to mitigate some problems that often…