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

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Heinz Handler

Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO); Vienna University of Technology - Institute of Statistics and Mathematical Methods in Economics, Research Group Economics (ECON); Austrian Federal Chancellery - Verwaltungsakademie des Bundes

Christina Burger

Government of the Republic of Austria - Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Handler, Heinz J. and Burger, Christina, Ökonomische Fundierung Der Daseinsvorsorge (Economic Foundation for Services of General Interest) (2005). Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter, Vol. 52, No. 3, pp. 333-342, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1869204

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Government of the Republic of Austria - Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour ( email )

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