Privatisation, Competition and Regulation in Transforming Economies: The Cases of the Electricity Supply Industry and Telecommunications

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My paper is going to be, at least initially, quite philosophical in character, as I am going to begin with discussing rather concepts than real life developments. The latter will, however, eventually receive the attention it deserves. Since our project is supposed to be policy orientated, this seems precisely to be the way to approach the issues we are interested in. Namely, concepts used have to be defined and explained carefully and extensively in order to make clear the essence of changes going on in transforming economies of Central and Easter Europe and of the former Soviet Union. Without having understood these changes correctly all policy recommendation will be hanging in the air.


Market Economy Economic Efficiency Systemic Transformation Public Utility Market Institution 
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