In this book, the latest volume in the annual series published in association with
the London Business School and the Institute of Economic Affairs, some of the main
issues in UK and EU utility regulation and competition policy are discussed. Topics
examined include the new electricity and gas trading markets, regulating the
railways, introducing competition into water, telecoms and Ofcom, opening EU gas and
electricity markets, the 1998 Competition Act, EU merger policy and a general review
of privatisation and regulation in Britain. Essays by expert commentators are
followed in each case by comments from the relevant regulator.
Michael Beesley's contribution to privatization, competition and
Subjects: economics and finance, competition policy, public finance, public sector economics
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