Regulatory quality and performance in EU network industries: Evidence on telecommunications, gas and electricity
Ugur, Mehmet (2009) Regulatory quality and performance in EU network industries: Evidence on telecommunications, gas and electricity. Journal of Public Policy, 29 (3). pp. 347-370. ISSN 0143-814X (Print), 1469-7815 (Online) (doi:10.1017/S0143814X09990109)Full text not available from this repository.
This article provides empirical evidence on ex ante and ex post indicators of regulatory quality and the relationship between those indicators and market performance in liberalised EU-15 network industries. It finds a low level of regulatory independence and competence, a high level of cross-country variations in regulatory quality, and widespread absence of correlation between ex ante regulatory quality and ex post performance indicators. On the basis of these findings, it suggests that the design of national regulatory agencies (NRAs) in Europe is not optimal and may be conducive to regulatory ineffectiveness or outright regulatory failure. Nevertheless, the existence and strengthening of EU-level regulators could enable EU member states to reduce the risk of regulatory failure by encouraging coordination and adoption of best practice.
|Additional Information:|| First published online: 22 October 2009.  Published in print: December 2009.  Published as: Journal of Public Policy, (2009), Vol. 29, (3), pp. 347-370.  The definitive version of this paper has been published in Journal of Public Policy, 29: 3 (2009), pp. 347-370, published by Cambridge University Press, All rights reserved. Article available online http://journals.cambridge.org.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||economics of regulation, European public policy, regulatory quality, network industries|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Business|
School of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
School of Business > Centre for Economic Performance, Governance & Regulation (CEPGR)
|Last Modified:||16 Sep 2013 12:15|
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