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Regulation and Competition: Emerging Issues in an Indian Perspective


  • Arun, Thankom G.


This chapter provides a brief guide to the development strategies that have been pursued and to the evolution of regulatory laws and institutions in India. It examines the new legal basis for promoting competition in India, and uses the example of telecommunications to explore some of economic and political issues relating to regulation of competition in this sector. It shows that regulatory issues need to be addressed in the early stages of reform and that the effectiveness of regulation will be enhanced by reducing the political element in regulatory decision-making.

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  • Arun, Thankom G., 2003. "Regulation and Competition: Emerging Issues in an Indian Perspective," Centre on Regulation and Competition (CRC) Working papers 30620, University of Manchester, Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:idpmcr:30620

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    1. T. G. Arun & F. I. Nixson, 1998. "The transition of a public sector monopoly: India's experience with telecommunications," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 10(3), pages 387-395.
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    8. T. G. Arun & F. I. Nixson, 2000. "The Disinvestment of Public Sector Enterprises: The Indian Experience," Oxford Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 28(1), pages 19-32.
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    1. Kirkpatrick, Colin, 2012. "Economic Governance: Improving the Economic and Regulatory Environment for Supporting Private Sector Activity," WIDER Working Paper Series 108, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
    2. G Burange & Shruti Yamini, 2011. "A Review of India's Industrial Policy and Performance," Working Papers id:3964, eSocialSciences.

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