Regulation, Competition and Liberalization
David E.M. Sappington
Journal of Economic Literature
no. 2, June 2006
In many countries throughout the world, regulators are struggling to determine
whether and how to introduce competition into regulated industries. This essay examines
the complexities involved in the liberalization process. While stressing the importance
of case-specific analyses, this essay distinguishes liberalization policies that
generally are procompetitive from corresponding anticompetitive liberalization policies.
Armstrong, Mark, and David E.M. Sappington.
"Regulation, Competition and Liberalization."
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Market Structure and Pricing: Monopoly
Network Formation and Analysis: Theory
Monopoly; Monopolization Strategies
Transactional Relationships; Contracts and Reputation; Networks
Economics of Regulation