Railways: Structure, Regulation and Competition Policy

Roundtables In Competition Policy No. 15

264 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 1998

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Darryl R. Biggar

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Date Written: January 1998

Abstract

This publication (of 264 pages) represents the proceedings of a roundtable on regulation and competition issues arising in relation to railways. The roundtable was held at the OECD in October 1997. The proceedings includes 2 background papers examining issues in the regulation of railways and submissions from 15 countries describing the regulatory regime for railways and the competition issues that they have addressed in this sector. In addition, the publication includes a summary of the discussion and an executive summary setting out the main points arising from the roundtable. Issues addressed include effects of public ownership and public service obligations, inter-modal competition, vertical separation of track and rail operations, access to infrastructure, access charges, price caps.

JEL Classification: L43, L92

Suggested Citation

Biggar, Darryl R., Railways: Structure, Regulation and Competition Policy (January 1998). Roundtables In Competition Policy No. 15, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=141063 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.141063

Darryl R. Biggar (Contact Author)

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ( email )

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Melbourne, VIC 3001
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