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Cost functions and the electric utility industry. A contribution to the debate on deregulation

  • Ramos-Real, Francisco Javier

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Energy Policy.

Volume (Year): 33 (2005)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 69-87

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