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Does yardstick regulation really work? Empirical evidence from Japan’s rail industry

  • Fumitoshi Mizutani

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  • Hideo Kozumi
  • Noriaki Matsushima

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Regulatory Economics.

Volume (Year): 36 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
Pages: 308-323

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Handle: RePEc:kap:regeco:v:36:y:2009:i:3:p:308-323
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