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Open Competition or Discrimination on Tracks? Examples of Anti-Competitive Behaviour of The Deutsche Bahn

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  • Nigrin Tomáš

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    (Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of International Studies, U Kříže 8, 150 00 Praha 5)

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    The article provides an analysis of a competitive situation in railway transport in Germany and defines areas where the Deutsche Bahn holding, which integrates both infrastructure operators and carriers, may behave in an anti-competitive way. First of all, conditions of liberalisation in German railways and position of competition in partial sections of transport are introduced. Subsequently, areas which are - from the economic point of view - necessary for operation of competition in the railway sector are identified: it is the height of fees charged for utilisation of transport routes, fees for the use of railway stations, and finally, traction energy fees, too.

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    Article provided by De Gruyter Open in its journal Review of Economic Perspectives.

    Volume (Year): 14 (2014)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 1-18

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    Handle: RePEc:vrs:reoecp:v:14:y:2014:i:1:p:18:n:2
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