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Trade in Infrastructure Services: A Conceptual Framework

Philippa Dee and Christopher Findlay

in A Handbook of International Trade in Services

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235216
eISBN:
9780191715624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235216.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses what many infrastructure industries have in common — economies of scale or scope — and how this poses some significant policy challenges for successful trade policy reform. ... More


Competition Policy and Sector-specific Regulation for Network Industries 1

Martin Hellwig

in Competition Policy in the EU: Fifty Years on from the Treaty of Rome

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566358
eISBN:
9780191722790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566358.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, International

This chapter discusses the respective roles of competition policy and sector-specific regulation for industries such as telecommunications, electricity, and gas, in which network infrastructures that ... More


Transport Services

Christopher Findlay

in A Handbook of International Trade in Services

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235216
eISBN:
9780191715624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235216.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Lower transport costs are associated with integration of markets within an economy and of those domestic markets with the rest of the world. These linkages support economic development. Determinants ... More


International Comparisons of Performance in National Networks in the Inter-War Period

James Foreman-Peck and Robert Millward

in Public and Private Ownership of British Industry 1820–1990

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203599
eISBN:
9780191675881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203599.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

During the inter-war years Britain resisted the Continental trend towards state ownership. Instead it founded public-interest monopoly corporations or left industry in the hands of private owners and ... More


The Economics of Production Cost: Pipelines as Natural Monopolies

in The Political Economy of Pipelines: A Century of Comparative Institutional Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226502106
eISBN:
9780226502120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226502120.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter evaluates the theory of natural monopoly to show how pipelines are highly idiosyncratic cases of natural monopoly, where the sustainability of their market power is challenged by ... More


Samuel Insull: Architect and Prime Mover of the Electric Utility Business in the United States

Jeremiah D. Lambert

in The Power Brokers: The Struggle to Shape and Control the Electric Power Industry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029506
eISBN:
9780262330985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029506.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Using the career of Samuel Insull as a template, this chapter describes the origins and development of the electric power business in the United States from the 1890’s to the early 1930’s. During ... More


Introduction: The policy paradigm

Massimo Florio

in Network Industries and Social Welfare: The Experiment that Reshuffled European Utilities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674855
eISBN:
9780191758874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674855.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter presents a definition of network industries, and introduces the core ingredients of the reform paradigm in the European arena, the research questions, and the structure of the book. ... More


Regulating Prices in Natural Monopolies

Robert Baldwin, Martin Cave, and Martin Lodge

in Understanding Regulation: Theory, Strategy, and Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199576081
eISBN:
9780191806698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199576081.003.0022
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter focuses on economic regulation of prices in natural monopolies, with particular emphasis on the utilities sector such as communications, energy, transport, and water. It first explains ... More


The Emergence of Public Enterprises in Historical Perspective

Herbert Obinger, Carina Schmitt, and Stefan Traub

in The Political Economy of Privatization in Rich Democracies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199669684
eISBN:
9780191756078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669684.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter provides a brief historical overview of the emergence of public enterprises and the underlying driving forces in the period before 1980. Arguably, state-owned enterprises are as old as ... More


Introduction: The Unloved Dollar Standard

Ronald I. McKinnon

in The Unloved Dollar Standard: From Bretton Woods to the Rise of China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199937004
eISBN:
9780199980703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937004.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Since 1945, the dollar has been the key currency for clearing international payments among banks including interventions by governments to set exchange rates, the dominant currency for invoicing ... More


Competition Law and the Upstream Oil and Gas Business

Judith Aldersey-Williams

in Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice & Emerging Trends

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781845861018
eISBN:
9781474406239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861018.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter commences with a discussion of the essential features of competition law, focussing upon the law’s prohibition upon anti-competitive agreements and abuse of a dominant position. It then ... More


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