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Competition And Almost Essential Facilities: Making The Right Policy Choices




There has been considerable interest in access rates in Australia since the development of National Competition Policy. This paper provides a framework for analysing the different situations in which access is an appropriate policy tool. It argues that access does not necessarily raise welfare so that its use should be tempered by a consideration of alternative methods of reform.
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  • Stephen P. King & Rodney Maddock, 1996. "Competition And Almost Essential Facilities: Making The Right Policy Choices," Economic Papers, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 15(3), pages 28-37, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:econpa:v:15:y:1996:i:3:p:28-37
    DOI: j.1759-3441.1996.tb00120.x

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    1. Rodney Maddock, 1999. "The Premature Burial of Telecommunications Reform: A Response to John Quiggin," Agenda - A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform, Australian National University, College of Business and Economics, School of Economics, vol. 6(1), pages 39-46.

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