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Working Paper 01-03 - Network industries in Belgium - Economic significance and reform


  • Dominique Gusbin
  • Chantal Kegels
  • Jan van der Linden
  • Mary Van Overbeke
  • Patrick Vandenhove


Network industries are industries whose activity involves conveying people, products or information from one place to the other via some kind of physical network. They include transport networks, information networks and utility networks. Network industries basically consist of three types of activity: upstream activities involving the production of core products such as equipment and means of transport; infrastructure activities involving the construction, maintenance and operation of the physical network; downstream activities involving the delivery of network services to final consumers. Network industries have specific characteristics from an economic point of view. Three of these are particularly notable, the last one also from a social perspective.

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  • Dominique Gusbin & Chantal Kegels & Jan van der Linden & Mary Van Overbeke & Patrick Vandenhove, 2003. "Working Paper 01-03 - Network industries in Belgium - Economic significance and reform," Working Papers 0301, Federal Planning Bureau, Belgium.
  • Handle: RePEc:fpb:wpaper:0301

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    1. Denise Van Regemorter & Stef Proost, 2000. "How to achieve the Kyoto Target in Belgium, modelling methodology and some results," Energy, Transport and Environment Working Papers Series ete0009, KU Leuven, Department of Economics - Research Group Energy, Transport and Environment.
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    2. Jan van der Linden, 2005. "Planning Paper 98 - Réforme de marché dans les industries de réseau en Belgique
      [Planning Paper 98 - Markthervorming in netwerkindustrieën in België]
      ," Planning Papers 98, Federal Planning Bureau, Belgium.
    3. Christian Huveneers, 2005. "Working Paper 09-05 - Réforme du marché de l’électricité en Belgique. Leçons de l’Espagne, de l’Allemagne et de la Grande-Bretagne," Working Papers 0509, Federal Planning Bureau, Belgium.

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    JEL classification:

    • L90 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - General
    • L52 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Industrial Policy; Sectoral Planning Methods
    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods


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