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Price Effects of Regulation: Telecommunications, Air Passenger Transport and Electricity Supply

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  • Samanatha Doove

    (Productivity Commission)

  • Owen Gabbitas

    (Productivity Commission)

  • Duc Nguyen-Hong

    (Productivity Commission)

  • Joe Owen

    (Productivity Commission)

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    Abstract

    Price Effects of Regulation draws on research undertaken at the OECD to quantify the effects of domestic regulatory regimes on prices in up to 50 economies for 3 sectors — international air passenger transport, telecommunications and electricity supply. The study finds wide variations in regulatory regimes across economies for each sector. The results suggest a positive relationship between the stringency of regulatory regimes and higher prices in each sector. For example, the bilateral system of restrictions on the number of air passenger flights between countries and the conditions under which they operate are estimated to collectively increase airfares by between 3 and 22 per cent.

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    Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Others with number 0110004.

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    Length: 128 pages
    Date of creation: 19 Oct 2001
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    Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpot:0110004

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    Keywords: regulation - price effects - telecommunications - air transport - airlines - electricity - trade restrictions;

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    1. Faye Steiner, 2000. "Regulation, Industry Structure and Performance in the Electricity Supply Industry," OECD Economics Department Working Papers 238, OECD Publishing.
    2. Chris Sayers & Dianne Shields, 2001. "Electricity prices and cost factors," Others 0108001, EconWPA.
    3. George Verikios & Xiao-guang Zhang, 2001. "Global Gains from Liberalising Trade in Telecommunications and Financial Services," Others 0110005, EconWPA.
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    Cited by:
    1. Alan V. Deardorff & Robert M. Stern, 2003. "Empirical Analysis of Barriers to International Services Transactions and the Consequences of Liberalization," Working Papers 505, Research Seminar in International Economics, University of Michigan.
    2. Zhang, Yahua & Findlay, Christopher, 2014. "Air transport policy and its impacts on passenger traffic and tourist flows," Journal of Air Transport Management, Elsevier, vol. 34(C), pages 42-48.
    3. Robert Stern, 2005. "The Place of Services in the World Economy," Working Papers 530, Research Seminar in International Economics, University of Michigan.

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