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Efficiency Measures in Regulated Industries : History, Outstanding Challenges, and Emerging Solutions

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  • Laurens Cherchye

    (Center for Economic Studies - UCL - Université Catholique de Louvain)

  • Bram de Rock

    (ECARES - European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics - ULB - Université libre de Bruxelles)

  • Antonio Estache

    (ECARES - European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics - ULB - Université libre de Bruxelles)

  • Marijn Verschelde

    (LEM - Lille économie management - UMR 9221 - UA - Université d'Artois - UCL - Université catholique de Lille - Université de Lille - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

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  • Laurens Cherchye & Bram de Rock & Antonio Estache & Marijn Verschelde, 2018. "Efficiency Measures in Regulated Industries : History, Outstanding Challenges, and Emerging Solutions," Post-Print hal-01921865, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-01921865
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