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Liberalizations in Network Industries

Economics, Policy and Politics

  • Provides a better understanding of network industries economics

  • Presents new interpretations of liberalizations and privatizations

  • Discusses up-to-date data and analysis on network industries restructuring

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. The Liberalization of Network Industries: Meaning and Purpose

    • Antonio Nicita, Filippo Belloc
    Pages 1-30
  3. Liberalizations, Privatizations, and Institutional Market Design

    • Antonio Nicita, Filippo Belloc
    Pages 31-63
  4. Liberalization, Antitrust, and Pro-Consumer Policies

    • Antonio Nicita, Filippo Belloc
    Pages 65-99
  5. Liberalization Patterns: The Case of Electronic Communications

    • Antonio Nicita, Filippo Belloc
    Pages 101-116
  6. Political Market Design in Network Industries

    • Antonio Nicita, Filippo Belloc
    Pages 117-144
  7. The Way Ahead

    • Antonio Nicita, Filippo Belloc
    Pages 145-150

About this book

This book explores the wave of liberalization reforms experienced by OECD network industries. Focusing on the telecommunications sector, the authors analyze the latest data available on liberalization and privatization, and following a political economics approach, they integrate standard economic analysis with the most recent studies of the political determinants of market-oriented policies. The book presents new econometric evidence on several policy issues, including institutional complementarities dynamics, the problem of policy sequencing and the role of government political ideology. The detailed and comprehensive discussion offers insights into how so many countries adopting similar reforms actually differ in their policy “bundling”, intensity and implementation of liberalization and privatization.

Keywords

  • Liberalization
  • Political Economics
  • Privatization
  • Market-Oriented Policies
  • Telecommunications Sector
  • Policy Sequencing

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Economics and Law, University of Rome Sapienza, Rome, Italy

    Antonio Nicita

  • Department of Economic Studies, University of Chieti-Pescara, Pescara, Italy

    Filippo Belloc

About the authors

Antonio Nicita is Professor of Economic Policy at “Sapienza” University of Rome and Board Member of the Italian Communications Regulatory Authority – AGCOM. He has been Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge, Fulbright Visiting Professor at the Yale School of Law, Research Associate and Scientific Advisor for the Centre for Media Freedom and Media Pluralism and Visiting Professor at the European University Institute. His research interests cover: network industries regulation, industrial policies, law and economics.

Filippo Belloc is Associate Professor of Public Economics at the University of Chieti-Pescara. He was Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge, Visiting Researcher at the UCLA, Research Associate at the European University Institute and consultant for the OECD. His research interests cover: economics of institutions and industrial policies, law policies, regulation and firm performance.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Liberalizations in Network Industries

  • Book Subtitle: Economics, Policy and Politics

  • Authors: Antonio Nicita, Filippo Belloc

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43717-0

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Economics and Finance, Economics and Finance (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-43716-3

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-82893-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-43717-0

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 150

  • Number of Illustrations: 13 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Industrial Organization, International Political Economy’, Public Economics

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-43717-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)