Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1463734
 
 

References (81)



 


 



Competition Issues in Restructuring Ports and Railways, Including Brief Consideration of These Sectors in India


Russell W. Pittman


U.S. Department of Justice - Economic Analysis Group; New Economic School (NES)

August 1, 2009

US Department of Justice Economic Analysis Group Discussion Paper No. 09-6

Abstract:     
One important issue facing reformers considering the restructuring of the seaports and freight railways sectors of a developing country is the creation of competition - or, alternatively, avoiding the creation or preservation of monopoly power. In seaports a crucial distinction is often that between intraport and interport competition; in freight railways, between competition among train operating companies over a monopoly track and competition among vertically integrated railways. In both cases it is useful to frame the issue as one of competition at the component level within an open system versus competition between closed systems. In both cases as well, the market definition paradigm suggested by the Horizontal Merger Guidelines of the U.S. competition agencies provides a useful framework for analysis.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 26

Keywords: competition, ports, railways, market definition, India

JEL Classification: L14, L23, L33, L91, L92, O14, O22, R48

working papers series


Download This Paper

Date posted: August 29, 2009  

Suggested Citation

Pittman, Russell W., Competition Issues in Restructuring Ports and Railways, Including Brief Consideration of These Sectors in India (August 1, 2009). US Department of Justice Economic Analysis Group Discussion Paper No. 09-6. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1463734 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1463734

Contact Information

Russell Pittman (Contact Author)
U.S. Department of Justice - Economic Analysis Group ( email )
450 5th St. NW
Antitrust Division
Washington, DC 20530
United States
202-307-6367 (Phone)
202-307-3372 (Fax)
New Economic School (NES) ( email )
47 Nakhimovsky Prospekt
Moscow, 117418
Russia
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 879
Downloads: 153
Download Rank: 111,425
References:  81

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo6 in 0.312 seconds