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Title Privatisation, competition and regulation
Published Paris : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (213 pages) : illustrations
Series OECD proceedings
OECD proceedings.
Contents Privatisation of public utilities : the OECD experience / Stilpon Nestor and Ladan Mahboobi -- Privatisation and competition : the evidence from utility and infrastructure privatisation in the United Kingdom / Stuart Holder -- Evidence from utility and infrastructure privatisation in Chile / Pablo Serra -- Privatisation methods and their impact on competition: the Brazilian experience / Stefan Bogdan Salej -- The role of the regulatory environment in fostering innovation and growth / Mark Dutz -- Competition and regulation in public utilities / Alberto Heimler -- Regulation of water distribution in Argentina / Mariana Conte Grand -- Policy Issues in telecommunications reform : the Netherlands / Robert C.G. Haffner
Summary Over the past decade, privatisation has increasingly taken place in the public utility sector. Technological advances and policy shifts have diminished the perception that public utilities are natural monopolies requiring state ownership. However, the privatisation of such state-owned monopolies raises important regulatory issues. In particular, there should be an adequate regulatory framework to promote competition and, especially if rigorous market competition is lacking, to protect the interests of consumers. Therefore, privatisation needs to be pursued in tandem with competition-enhancing policy and the design of an adequate post-privatisation regulatory framework. This volume brings together a number of papers discussing the interrelationship among privatisation, competition and regulation. The papers make reference to the experience of different countries with privatisation in a wide range of infrastructure sectors
Analysis Privatisation of Public Sector
Notes "Papers presented at the AGP's twelfth meeting in Helsinki in September 1998"--Page 3
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Competition -- OECD countries -- Congresses.
Deregulation -- OECD countries -- Congresses.
Privatization -- OECD countries -- Congresses.
Trade regulation -- OECD countries -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Advisory Group on Privatisation.
LC no. 00393812
ISBN 9264171150