Krol, Marcin (2009): Benefits and Costs of vertical Separation in Network Industries. The Case of Railway Transport in the European Environment. Published in: Yearbook of Antitrust and Regulatory Studies , Vol. 2, No. 2 (2009): pp. 169-191.
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The article is devoted to a phenomenon called vertical separation in the area of network industries. Vertical separation is understood as de-merging of infrastructure and delegating control over it to independent manager banned from operating on downstream markets which are subject to liberalisation. Arguments for and against these tendencies have been examined using the example of the European railway transport. The complete analysis presents vertical separation as a promising solution for the railway industry. One of the conditions for the success of this reform is forming of a close cooperative relationship, based on loyalty and trust, between the infrastructure manager and its clients – rail operators. Building such a relationship should be supported by the implemented regulatory policy.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Benefits and Costs of vertical Separation in Network Industries. The Case of Railway Transport in the European Environment|
|Keywords:||network industries, public utilities, railway transport, economic regulation, liberalisation, vertical separation|
|Subjects:||K - Law and Economics > K2 - Regulation and Business Law > K21 - Antitrust Law|
|Depositing User:||Michał Mijal|
|Date Deposited:||13. Jul 2010 09:07|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 07:57|
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