Competition Policy in Infrastructure Specific Sectors in the Estonian Case: Entwining of Natural Monopoly and Universal Service

Discussions on Estonian Economic Policy No. 2/2011

20 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2012  

Diana Eerma

University of Tartu - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Jüri Sepp

University of Tartu

Date Written: November 3, 2011

Abstract

There is a growing consensus that the successful development of infrastructure specific sectors depends a lot on the adaption of appropriate public policies and the effective implementation of these policies. The way how regulation is implemented plays an important role in infrastructure development and use. In the article the means of regulating economic policy in Estonia are systematized and evaluated looking at practices regarding both natural monopoly and universal service.

Keywords: competition policy, regulation, competition in infrastructure specific sectors, natural monopolies and universal service

JEL Classification: L4, L43, L87, L9

Suggested Citation

Eerma, Diana and Sepp, Jüri, Competition Policy in Infrastructure Specific Sectors in the Estonian Case: Entwining of Natural Monopoly and Universal Service (November 3, 2011). Discussions on Estonian Economic Policy No. 2/2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1998899 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1998899

Diana Eerma (Contact Author)

University of Tartu - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

Narva Rd. 4-A214
Tartu 51009, 51009
Estonia

Jüri Sepp

University of Tartu ( email )

Ülikooli 18
Tartu 50090, 50090
United States

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