Governments, Competition and Utility Regulation

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Governments, Competition and Utility Regulation continues the series of annual books, published in association with the Institute of Economic Affairs and the London Business School, which critically reviews the state of utility regulation and competition policy. Chapters on each topic are followed by comments from regulators, competition authority chairmen and other experts in the relevant fields. The book provides analysis of and commentaries on the most significant developments in regulation and competition ...
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Overview

Governments, Competition and Utility Regulation continues the series of annual books, published in association with the Institute of Economic Affairs and the London Business School, which critically reviews the state of utility regulation and competition policy. Chapters on each topic are followed by comments from regulators, competition authority chairmen and other experts in the relevant fields. The book provides analysis of and commentaries on the most significant developments in regulation and competition policy, drawing on experiences in Britain, the United States and the European Union, as well as in international trade negotiations. It will be of value to practitioners, policymakers and academics who are concerned with regulation, deregulation and policies to promote competition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845422097
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/30/2005
  • Pages: 264

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Competition policy and trade : the WTO after the Cancun meeting 9
Chairman's comments 37
2 Does antitrust policy improve consumer welfare? : assessing the evidence 40
Chairman's comments 68
3 Efficiencies in merger control 72
Chairman's comments 88
4 Emissions trading : a market instrument for our times 91
Chairman's comments 104
5 Ofcom : a converged regulator? 106
Chairman's comments 115
6 Energy regulation and competition after the white paper 118
Chairman's comments 141
7 Regulating London underground 146
Chairman's comments 179
8 Commitment and control in regulation : the future of regulation in water 183
Chairman's comments 199
9 Do we need European merger control? 203
Chairman's comments 224
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