Price Effects of Regulation: Telecommunications, Air Passenger Transport and Electricity Supply

Productivity Commission Working Paper No. 1682

128 Pages Posted: 24 Oct 2001

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Samantha Doove

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Melbourne Office

Owen Gabbitas

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Canberra Office

Duc Nguyen-Hong

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Productivity Commission

Joe Owen

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Melbourne Office

Date Written: October 16, 2001

Abstract

Price Effects of Regulation draws on research undertaken at the OECD to quantify the effects of domestic regulatory regimes on prices in up to 50 economies for 3 sectors - international air passenger transport, telecommunications and electricity supply. The study finds wide variations in regulatory regimes across economies for each sector. The results suggest a positive relationship between the stringency of regulatory regimes and higher prices in each sector. For example, the bilateral system of restrictions on the number of air passenger flights between countries and the conditions under which they operate are estimated to collectively increase airfares by between 3 and 22 per cent.

Keywords: regulation - price effects - telecommunications - air transport - airlines - electricity - trade restrictions

JEL Classification: Z

Suggested Citation

Doove, Samantha and Gabbitas, Owen and Nguyen-Hong, Duc and Owen, Joe, Price Effects of Regulation: Telecommunications, Air Passenger Transport and Electricity Supply (October 16, 2001). Productivity Commission Working Paper No. 1682. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=287800 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.287800

Samantha Doove

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Melbourne Office ( email )

Level 28, 35 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
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Owen Gabbitas

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Canberra Office ( email )

Level 3 Nature Conservation House
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Belconnen/Canberra, ACT 2616
Australia

Duc Nguyen-Hong (Contact Author)

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Productivity Commission ( email )

Level 28, 35 Collins St.
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Australia

Joe Owen

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Melbourne Office ( email )

Level 28, 35 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Australia

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