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Market Functioning in Network Industries - Electronic Communications, Energy and Transport

Author(s): Emmanuelle Maincent; Dimitri Lorenzani and Attila Eordogh, European Commission

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The study assesses the state of play of market opening in electronic communications, energy, and transport at the EU level, based on the most recent available evidence and providing both a cross-sectoral approach and sector-specific analyses. The objective of this report is to assess the state of play of market opening in electronic communications, energy, and transport adopting a cross-sectoral approach to it. The assessment of sector-specific market functioning is provided in annexes I, II, and III. In conclusion, all the network sectors have been reshaped by regulatory reforms over the past two decades, but, despite the presence of a strong EU legislative body, the degree of competition and market conditions vary significantly across countries and across network industries. This is reflected in the still high dispersion in prices and concentration.

(European Economy. Occasional Papers 129. February 2013. Brussels. Paper and internet. 124pp. )

KC-AH-13-129-EN-N (online)
ISBN 978-92-79-28543-1 (online)
doi: 10.2765/40736 (online)

Occasional Papers are written by the staff of the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, or by experts working in association with them. The Papers are intended to increase awareness of the technical work being done by staff and cover a wide spectrum of subjects. Views expressed in unofficial documents do not necessarily reflect the official views of the European Commission.

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