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Published: 20 June 2013

432 Pages | 35 Figures, 45 Tables


ISBN: 9780199674855

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Network Industries and Social Welfare

The Experiment that Reshuffled European Utilities

Massimo Florio

  • A unique assessment of the welfare effects of contemporary reforms of network industries in Western Europe, with particular focus on consumers
  • Covers three industries - Telecommunications, Electricity, and Gas - in 15 countries over 20 years
  • Takes a critical look at accepted reform paradigms including privatization, unbundling, regulation, and liberalization
  • Written in an accessible style with minimal use of maths, it includes concise country histories, simple indicators, key data, and Further Reading sections
  • Empirical methodology is consistent throughout

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