Ökonomische Fundierung Der Daseinsvorsorge (Economic Foundation for Services of General Interest)
Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter, Vol. 52, No. 3, pp. 333-342, 2005
Posted: 24 Jun 2011 Last revised: 25 Jun 2011
Date Written: 2005
In the context of the proposal of the EU Commission for a Services Directive, a debate has evolved concerning the possible market orientation of services of general public interest. The Directive, suggesting the liberalisation of services from state control, is supposed to cover, with important exceptions, the market-related part of the services sector. Economic reasoning can be applied for that part, while the treatment of non-market services must largely be argued by meta-economic arguments.
Keywords: EU Competition Policy, Services of Public Interest
JEL Classification: D40, H40
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