Publication: Welfare and Competition: A Simulation Approach
Malasquez, Eduardo A.
This note focuses on the welfare and competition (WELCOM) microsimulation tool. WELCOM, an easy-to-use stata-based package with minimum data requirements, was conceived as part of larger World Bank efforts to better understand how competition policy can improve market efficiency and reduce poverty, especially in developing countries. Using examples from Mexico and Ethiopia in the telecommunications and food sectors, this note shows how WELCOM can estimate likely distributional effects - that is, decrease in price and poverty, and increase in product uptake - from expanding competition.
“Rodriguez Castelan, Carlos; Malasquez, Eduardo A.; Granguillhome, Rogelio. 2020. Welfare and Competition : A Simulation Approach. Poverty and Equity Notes;No. 27. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/34310 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”