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The French Experience in the European Process of Liberalization of Energy Markets

  • Chevalier, Jean-Marie
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    The liberalization of electricity and gas markets clashes against the French economic culture that relies on the state and public monopolies to supply many public services. This explains the resistance against the market opening imposed by EU directives. Nevertheless, the liberalization has had the beneficial effect of shaking the rents, the institutional organization and has called into question the traditional concept of "service public". Looking ahead, however, the liberalization is likely to increase the complexity of technical, institutional, financial and organizational solutions of the energy sector.

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    Paper provided by Paris Dauphine University in its series Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine with number 123456789/9434.

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    Date of creation: Jul 2010
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    Publication status: Published in Economia delle fonti di Energia e dell’ambiente, 2010, Vol. 53, no. 1. pp. 5-12.Length: 7 pages
    Handle: RePEc:dau:papers:123456789/9434
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