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Competition Policy for Regulated Utility Industries in Britain

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  • Nuttall, R.
  • Vickers, J.

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The main section of the paper analyzes the principles and practice of competition policy for utilities under six headings: price discrimination and cross-subsidy; oligopolistic behaviour; mergers and takeovers; vertical structure; network access pricing; and historical entry barriers. The conclusion discusses proposals for the reform of competition policy for utilities.

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Paper provided by University of Oxford, Department of Economics in its series Economics Series Working Papers with number 99178.

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Length: 45 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:oxf:wpaper:99178

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Keywords: COMPETITION; TECHNOLOGY; MERGERS;

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  1. Jayasuriya, Sisira & Knight-John, Malathy, 2002. "Sri Lanka's Telecommunications Industry: From Privatisation to Anti-Competition?," Centre on Regulation and Competition (CRC) Working papers 30633, University of Manchester, Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM).
  2. Alleman, James & Rappoport, Paul, 2005. "Regulatory Failure: Time for a New Policy Paradigm," MPRA Paper 2517, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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