Yardstick Competition for Transport Infrastructure Services
AbstractThe hypothesis underlying this report is that yardstick competition might be an efficient way to regulate infrastructure provision, at least in its core activity: maintenance. But to support this hypothesis, we need to present yardstick competition quite extensively.Thus, this report is organised as follows:- The first chapter gives a brief overview of the regulation problem in order to present yardstick competition in the context of the various ways to regulate firms or utilities;- The second chapter presents yardstick competition more precisely with a theoretical approach;- The third chapter provides some examples of the use of yardstick competition in various industries;- The fourth chapter addresses the main point of the report: is yardstick competition possible and desirable for infrastructure provision?
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Date of creation: 2006
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Infrastructure Funding ; Yardstick Competition ; Regulation;
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