Co-sponsored by the University of New Mexico's Latin American & Iberian Institute, Katrina Kosec, Ph.D. candidate in Political Economics at Stanford University presents: "Private Sector Water Provision: Effects on Access and Health," Friday, April 29 at 2:30 p.m. in the Social Sciences-Economics building, room 1052.

Allowing the private sector to provide basic infrastructure such as piped water is politically controversial, with some arguing that the private sector is more efficient and will lead to improvements in access and quality, and others arguing that private sector participation (PSP) will cause access and quality to suffer. Empirical studies on the effects of PSP are scant and generally inconclusive. Kosec  addresses the gap in the literature.

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