© 1999

Towards Competition in Network Industries

Telecommunications, Energy and Transportation in Europe and Russia

  • Paul J. J. Welfens
  • George Yarrow
  • Ruslan Grinberg
  • Cornelius Graack
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Liberalizing the Energy Sector

  2. Changes in the Transportation Sector

  3. Back Matter
    Pages 569-570

About these proceedings


Competition in network industries faces particular problems which are analyzed from both a theoretical and policy perspective. Issues of vertical integration, deregulation and privatization are covered. While competition and privatization are rapidly unfolding in telecommunications in Western and Eastern Europe, energy and railway transportation represent sectors of more gradual liberalization. The different market characteristics of telecommunications, energy and transportation raise consistency problems in the fields of deregulation, investment strategies and internationalization. While transformation policies create opportunities for liberalization in Eastern Europe and Russia the latter shows critical problems in ending monopoly and state ownership. Network industries could be subject to competition and promise major investment opportunities plus consumer benefits.


Deregulation Deregulierung Energie Energy Network Industries Netzwerkbranchen Privatisierung Telecomunications Telekommunikation Transport Transportation Wettbewerb competition privatization transition

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul J. J. Welfens
    • 1
  • George Yarrow
    • 2
  • Ruslan Grinberg
    • 3
  • Cornelius Graack
    • 1
  1. 1.European Institute for International Economic RelationsUniversity of PotsdamPotsdamGermany
  2. 2.Regulatory Policy Research Centre Hertford CollegeOxford UniversityOxfordGreat Britain
  3. 3.Institute for International Economic & Political StudiesRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Towards Competition in Network Industries
  • Book Subtitle Telecommunications, Energy and Transportation in Europe and Russia
  • Editors Paul J.J. Welfens
    George Yarrow
    Ruslan Grinberg
    Cornelius Graack
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-65859-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-64296-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-60189-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 570
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Economic Policy
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