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Servizi pubblici locali: concorrenza, regolazione e intervento pubblico


  • Magda Bianco

    () (Banca d'Italia, Roma)

  • Paolo Sestito

    () (Banca d'Italia, Roma)


Local public services heavily affect the quality of life with an impact upon local development. Since they are often natural monopolies, they have been typically heavily regulated. Starting in the 1990s, a reform process in Italy aimed at liberalizing them. Its concrete steps have not taken adequately into account the potential opposition from relevant stakeholders and have established too weak and too local regulatory bodies. Recent reforms aimed at re-enforcing the competitive orientation of the legal frame. However, they do not appear to tackle the issues of establishing well functioning and independent regulatory bodies and of financing infrastructures.

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  • Magda Bianco & Paolo Sestito, 2011. "Servizi pubblici locali: concorrenza, regolazione e intervento pubblico," Rivista di Politica Economica, SIPI Spa, issue 1, pages 255-276, January-M.
  • Handle: RePEc:rpo:ripoec:y:2011:i:1:p:255-276

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    liberalization; local public services; regulation;

    JEL classification:

    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
    • H42 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Publicly Provided Private Goods
    • H75 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Government: Health, Education, and Welfare
    • K23 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Regulated Industries and Administrative Law
    • L33 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Comparison of Public and Private Enterprise and Nonprofit Institutions; Privatization; Contracting Out
    • L43 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - Legal Monopolies and Regulation or Deregulation


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