Privatisation of Network Industries in Germany: A Disaggregated Approach

39 Pages Posted: 2 Jun 2004

Date Written: May 2004

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the impact of market-oriented institutional reforms in German network industries. A disaggregated approach is chosen, which differentiates between network services, infrastructure management and network infrastructure. The gradual opening of network service provision has already had a positive impact on the performance of all markets for network services. Nevertheless, harmonisation and integration of infrastructure management as well as an adequate regulation of access to the non-competitive infrastructures (monopolistic bottlenecks) is necessary in order to exploit the full benefits of liberalisation and privatisation of network service markets.

JEL Classification: L33, L50, L97

Suggested Citation

Knieps, Guenter, Privatisation of Network Industries in Germany: A Disaggregated Approach (May 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=551423 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.551423

Guenter Knieps (Contact Author)

University of Freiburg ( email )

Platz der Alten Synagoge
Freiburg, D-79085
Germany

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