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Competition Policy and Regulation in Power and Telecommunications

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  • Epictetus E. Patalinghug

    (Philippine Institute for Development Studies)

  • Gilberto M. Llanto

Abstract

Following the global trend in using private sector participation in infrastructure financing and development, the Philippines has largely utilized privatization as a major approach to the development of infrastructure, particularly in power, water, transport, and telecommunications sectors. To provide a legal framework for private sector participation in infrastructure projects, Congress passed the build-operate-transfer (BOT) law, as amended, to expand the scope of private sector involvement in infrastructure provision. Regulatory reform has accompanied the effort to ensure operational efficiency and competitive provision. This paper intends to review and evaluate the regulatory framework that has been established or suggested for the Philippines, focusing on the power and telecommunications sectors. This study will primarily evaluate the existing regulatory framework. It aims to identify issues and gaps, paying particular attention on the competition-related provisions as well as the institutional capacities of regulatory institutions.

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  • Epictetus E. Patalinghug & Gilberto M. Llanto, 2005. "Competition Policy and Regulation in Power and Telecommunications," Microeconomics Working Papers 22048, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:eab:microe:22048
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    1. Antonio Estache & MartÌn A. Rossi, 2002. "How Different Is the Efficiency of Public and Private Water Companies in Asia?," World Bank Economic Review, World Bank Group, vol. 16(1), pages 139-148, June.
    2. Armando Armas, Jr., 1978. "Philippine Rural Electrification Revisited," UP School of Economics Discussion Papers 197802, University of the Philippines School of Economics.
    3. Llanto, Gilberto M., 2002. "Infrastructure Development: Experience and Policy Options for the Future," Discussion Papers DP 2002-26, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
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    Keywords

    competition policy; regulatory framework; power sector; telecommunications sector; Infrastructure Development; private sector participation; BOT; EPIRA; VOIP;

    JEL classification:

    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
    • L52 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Industrial Policy; Sectoral Planning Methods

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