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    • A Model of Market Power in Electricity Industries Subject to Peak Load Pricing 

      Arellano, María Soledad; Serra Banfi, Pablo (Elsevier, 2007)
      This paper studies the exercise of market power in price-regulated electricity industries under peak-load pricing and merit order dispatching, but where investment decisions are taken by independent generating companies. ...
    • Análisis crítico del estatuto jurídico de la minería como barrera para el desarrollo de la energía solar en Chile 

      Insunza Corvalán, Ximena (Universidad de Chile, 2015-06)
      los últimos años, Chile ha impulsado la diversificación de su matriz energética con el fin de reducir su dependencia a los combustibles fósiles, proceso en el que una de las líneas de acción más relevante ha sido la promoción ...
    • Análisis del nuevo impuesto a los alcoholes 

      Mellado Martínez, Andrés (Universidad de Chile, 2015-01)
      La reforma tributaria del gobierno de la presidenta Michelle Bachelet aplicará una serie de alzas en los impuestos con el fin de aumentar la recaudación tributaria y velar por la equidad tributaria entre las personas. ...
    • The auctioning of urban highway franchises 

      Serra Banfi, Pablo (Universidad de Chile. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 1996-08)
      Urban highways are a scarce resource. For this reason, the auction of urban highway franchises to the private sector should take into account the congestion which affects them. In this paper a form of auction is proposed ...
    • Biotecnología como factor de desarrollo económico en Chile — Marco general chileno y revisión de casos 

      Guaña Montoya, Gabriela (Universidad de Chile, 2011)
      El presente trabajo tiene como principal objetivo mostrar usos y aplicaciones de la biotecnología en tres actividades económicas importantes para Chile. Pese a lo relativamente novedoso de estos temas en el debate nacional, ...
    • Chilean R&D Policy 

      Serra Banfi, Pablo (Universidad de Chile. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 1995-12)
      This paper analyzes Chilean research and development (R&D) policy. To do so, it describes the institutions responsible for policy design and implementation as well as those which conduct R&D. In addition, it addresses the ...
    • The competitive role of the transmission system in price-regulated power industries 

      Arellano Schmidt, María Soledad; Serra Banfi, Pablo (ELSEVIER, 2008-07)
      This note shows how the transmission system can enhance competition in price-regulated power industries, thus extending earlier findings reported in the literature for deregulated industries. In the context of a two-technology, ...
    • Contract market power and its impact on the efficiency of the electricity sector 

      Serra Banfi, Pablo (2013)
      This paper analyzes the pro-competitive effects of financial long-term contracts in oligopolistic electricity markets. This is done in a model that incorporates the main features of the industry: non-storable production, ...
    • Does competition in privatized social services work? The Chilean experience 

      Fischer Barkan, Ronald; González, Pablo; Serra Banfi, Pablo (PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, 2006-04)
      This paper examines the premises under which the privatization of Chilean social services of 1981 was carried out. Reformers expected that (i) competition between providers would ensure a more efficient supply of services, ...
    • Energy prices in the presence of plant indivisibilities 

      Fischer Barkan, Ronald; Serra Banfi, Pablo (Elsevier, 2003)
      In several countries (Chile, Bolivia, Argentina and Peru, among others), power plants are dispatched according to merit order, i.e. based on the marginal operating costs of the plants. In this scheme, the operating plant ...
    • Estimando la demanda residencial por electricidad en Chile: El Consumo es Sensible al Precio 

      Benavente, José Miguel; Galetovic Potsch, Alexander; Sanhueza, Ricardo; Serra Banfi, Pablo (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Instituto de Economía, 2005)
      We estimate the demand for electricity by households in Chile. We use a monthly panel of 18 distribution companies, which starts in January 1995 and runs through december 2001. The one-month price elasticity of demand ...
    • Income convergence within and between countries 

      Fischer Barkan, Ronald; Serra Banfi, Pablo (Wiley, 1996)
      We study how trade changes the rate of income convergence within and between countries in a model of endogenous growth. An externality in the production of human capital implies that inequality slows down growth under ...
    • Income inequality and choice of free trade in a model of intraindustry trade 

      Fischer Barkan, Ronald; Serra Banfi, Pablo (Oxford University Press, 1996)
      This paper explains why developed countries impose more trade barriers on middle-income countries than on either poor or other developed countries. We use a median voter model of the choice between trade and autarky ...
    • Long-term contract auctions and market power in regulated power industries 

      Arellano, M. Soledad; Serra Banfi, Pablo (Elsevier, 2010)
      A number of countries with oligopolistic power industries have used marginal cost pricing to set the price of energy for small customers. This course of action, however, does not necessarily ensure an efficient outcome ...
    • Mathematical modelling and Economic Evaluation 

      Serra Banfi, Pablo (Elsevier Ltd., 1987)
      In small developing cotmtries many significant agroindustrial projects are not marginal. Therefore a model is proposed that includes all the main components of the sector. This model can be used to evaluate new projects, ...
    • Measuring the performance of Chile's tax administration 

      Serra Banfi, Pablo (National Tax Association, 2003)
      - The purpose of this paper is to measure the effectiveness of Chile’s Internal Revenue Service (SII). We assume that its goal is to achieve maximum compliance from taxpayers while minimizing compliance costs. Sample ...
    • Performance measures in tax administration: Chile as a case study 

      Serra Banfi, Pablo (Wiley, 2005)
      The article proposes a set of tax administration performance measures and contrasts them with measures actually used by the Chilean tax administration agency. The goals assumed for the tax administration agency (TA) are ...
    • Regulatory issues in the privatization of public utilities: the chilean experience 

      Bitrán, Eduardo; Serra Banfi, Pablo (Elsevier, 1994)
      Between 1985 and 1989, the military government (1973-1990) carried out its third round of privatizations, focused on the so-called traditional public enterprises (PEs), i.e., enterprises created by the State itself and ...
    • Revisión de los Indicadores de Economías de Escala y Diversidad en el Sector Transporte Aéreo 

      Morales Lizama, Gabriela Alejandra (Universidad de Chile, 2007)
      La desregulación del mercado de las aerolíneas norteamericanas en 1978, y en otras partes posteriormente, provocó una serie de cambios en cuanto a estructura de rutas y modo de operación de los agentes aéreos a nivel ...
    • Short-run and long-run welfare implications of free trade 

      Serra Banfi, Pablo (Wiley-Blackwell, 1991)
      We consider a two-factor (capital and labour), two-good (consumption and invest- ment goods), one-country, overlapping-generations model. For the case in which the closed economy follows an efficient path we prove that ...