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Long-term Contracts and Competition Policy in European Energy Markets

In: Competition, Contracts and Electricity Markets

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  • Adrien de Hauteclocque
  • Jean-Michel Glachant

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This book fills a gap in the existing literature by dealing with several issues linked to long-term contracts and the efficiency of electricity markets. These include the impact of long-term contracts and vertical integration on effective competition, generation investment in risky markets, and the challenges for competition policy principles.

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  • Adrien de Hauteclocque & Jean-Michel Glachant, 2011. "Long-term Contracts and Competition Policy in European Energy Markets," Chapters,in: Competition, Contracts and Electricity Markets, chapter 9 Edward Elgar Publishing.
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    1. Catherine Locatelli, 2015. "EU-Russia trading relations: the challenges of a new gas architecture," Post-Print hal-01131203, HAL.
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    3. Dominique Finon, 2013. "The transition of the electricity system towards decarbonization: the need for change in the market regime," Climate Policy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 13(sup01), pages 130-145, March.
    4. Catherine Locatelli, 2015. "EU-Russia trading relations: the challenges of a new gas architecture," European Journal of Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 39(2), pages 313-329, April.

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