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Service Oligopolies and Australia's Economy-Wide Performance

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type="main" xml:lang="en"> Australia's services industries now contribute almost four-fifths of gross domestic product. The microeconomic reforms of the 1990s left behind numerous regulated private service oligopolies that contribute one-quarter. Using an economy-wide modelling approach that represents service oligopoly behaviour explicitly, the extent of sectoral interactions and the potential economy-wide gains from price cap regulation are assessed. Non-linear interaction between oligopoly industries is shown to support economy-wide over sectoral analysis. Moreover, the results from the economy-wide modelling suggest that the cost of unabated oligopoly distortions would amount to one-third of Australia's gross domestic product.

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  • Rod Tyers, 2015. "Service Oligopolies and Australia's Economy-Wide Performance," Australian Economic Review, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, vol. 48(4), pages 333-356, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ausecr:v:48:y:2015:i:4:p:333-356
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    1. Rod Tyers & Jenny Corbett, 2012. "Japan's economic slowdown and its global implications: a review of the economic modelling," Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, Asia Pacific School of Economics and Government, The Australian National University, vol. 26(2), pages 1-28, November.
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    JEL classification:

    • C68 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computable General Equilibrium Models
    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • D58 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Computable and Other Applied General Equilibrium Models
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
    • L43 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - Legal Monopolies and Regulation or Deregulation
    • L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation
    • L80 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - General

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