International Handbook of Network Industries: The Liberalization of Infrastructure

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Matthias Finger, R. W. K_nneke
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011 - Business & Economics - 544 pages
'To learn about how economic and institutional forces have shaped the network industries and policies towards them, read the first part of the book. To discover their impacts on particular industries, read the second part. And to find out what has hap
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
PART I GENERIC ASPECTS OF INFRASTRUCTURE LIBERALIZATION
9
a transaction cost perspective
11
3 A general framework for regulation and liberalization in network industries
26
the case of the European Union
54
5 Evolution and design of institutions supporting liberalization
70
ideology technology geopolitics?
87
PART II SECTOR STUDIES
101
tolling and pricing
252
achievements and future directions
269
17 Maritime ports
290
three leading models
310
19 Liberalization in the postal and delivery sector
328
PART III COUNTRY AND REGIONALSTUDIES
343
evolving policy issues
345
21 Liberalization and regulation of telecoms electricity and gas in the United States
366

7 Liberalization in the telecom sector
103
8 Liberalization in radio spectrum management
123
9 Liberalization and the Internet
144
10 The liberalization of electricity markets
162
11 Trends in gas
179
a dynamic patchwork of approaches?
197
13 Reforming railways
215
14 Liberalization of air transport
234
22 The liberalization of infrastructures in Latin America
384
23 Reform of Chinas energy and telecommunications sectors
407
an analysis of successes and failures
427
25 Liberalization of infrastructures in Russia
448
26 Recent Australian infrastructure liberalization
471
challenges to the new economic paradigm in the context of developing countries
491
Index
513
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