Three new OECD publications study the role of industry, services and the public sector in the present world economy.
This publication explores the nature and impact of rules which affect the structure of public utilities industries. It covers not only the theory behind different forms of separation but also practical experience in a wide variety of countries and sectors.
Some regulated firms risk operating simultaneously in a non-competitive activity and a potentially competitive complementary activity. This Recommendation calls for carefully balancing the benefits and costs of structural measures against the benefits and costs of behavioural measures.
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The introduction of greater competition in regulated sectors has required establishing new regulators or seriously rethinking what existing regulators were doing, bringing to the fore important questions concerning the proper relationship between sector specific regulators and economy-wide competition agencies. On the one hand, competition agencies have a comparative advantage over regulators when it comes to ensuring that
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In this report, the country summarizes the main developments in competition law and policy in 1999-2000.