Competition in Regulated Industries

Helm, Dieter and Jenkinson, Tim (1998) Competition in Regulated Industries. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780198292524

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The UK has pioneered the introduction of competition into previously monopolistic utility industries. Competition has been introduced progressively, starting with BT, and continuing with the gas and electricity industries, where it is to be completed during 1998. In water, competition has so far been restricted to new developments, and it is said that it will be phased in once the initial franchises expire. These radical policy innovations have been controversial, and raise significant generic problems concerned with market design, regulation, corporate strategy and income distribution. The lessons from the UK provide an essential input into liberalization throughout the world, as well as helping to shape the transitional arrangements already in place in the UK.

This volume brings together independent experts with the specialist regulators to provide a comprehensive analysis of the issues. The common themes are drawn together in the introduction. The volume will be essential reading for utility companies, regulators, politicians and policy advisors.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: utilities; water; gas; electricity; rail; telecommunications; finance
Subject(s): Finance
Private equity
Centre: Oxford Private Equity Institute
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2012 11:25
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2018 15:06
Funders: N/A

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