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The Obsolescing Bargain Redux: Foreign Investment in the Electric Power Sector in Developing Countries
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N.Y.U. Journal of International Law and Politics, Vol. 38


As part of PESD's ongoing research on power sector reform, the program has focused on the special role of independent power projects (IPPs). Many countries institute reform with the goal of attracting private (usually foreign) investors in new generating capacity. IPPs, rather than across-the-board reform, are usually the mechanism employed; yet the IPP market has been highly volatile in the last decade and has evaporated in most countries in recent years.

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