Vertical Restructuring of the Infrastructure Sectors of Transition Economies

US Dept. of Justice Discussion Paper No. EAG 01-7

39 Pages Posted: 9 Oct 2001

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Russell W. Pittman

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

Date Written: September 28, 2001

Abstract

One important determinant of the speed and success of transition will be the efficiency of transformation and development of the infrastructure sectors. A great deal of attention has been paid to issues such as privatisation, restructuring, user prices, and terms of access in these sectors, regarding both developed and developing countries. Some issues regarding vertical restructuring are notable in the degree to which in different sectors and in different locations they raise similar questions that may have very different answers. This paper suggests a framework for answering such questions and seeks to apply it to the railroad, electricity, and telecommunications sectors in Russia, Lithuania, Romania, and Poland.

Keywords: Vertical restructuring, competition, regulation, infrastructure, transition.

JEL Classification: L92, L94, L96, L97, L98, O14, P23, P25

Suggested Citation

Pittman, Russell, Vertical Restructuring of the Infrastructure Sectors of Transition Economies (September 28, 2001). US Dept. of Justice Discussion Paper No. EAG 01-7, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=286290 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.286290

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