Regulating Utilities and Promoting Competition


Monetary Policy

This major title explores a series of issues within comtemporary monetary policy.

Government and Institutions

Professor Patrick Messerlin plots an economic future for the EU.

The 2006 title in the IEA's annual series looking at the state of utility regulation and competition policy

Regulating Utilities and Promoting Competition continues the series of annual books which critically review the state of utility regulation and competition policy. With contributions by some of the leading figures in the field, this important new book presents incisive chapters on a number of prominent topics. A key feature of the series is the contribution of not only academics and independent commentators, but also of the regulators and heads of the competition authorities themselves.


Introduction by Colin Robinson.

1) The future of the railways in light of the Government’s rail review 2004 by Tom Winsor.

Comments by Stephen Glaister.

2) International trade in gas and prospects for UK gas supplies by Nigel Cornwall.

Comments by John Michell.

3) The economics and politics of wind power by David Simpson.

Comments by Alistair Buchanan.

4) The competition appeal tribunal: five years on by Christopher Bellamy.

Comments by George Yarrow.

5) A year under OFCOM by Robin Mason.

6) Trying to make sense of abuse of dominant position by Thomas Sharpe.

Comments by John Vickers.

7) The role of economics in merger review by John Fingleton.

Comments by Leonard Waverman.

8) Comment on mergers and comparative competition in the water industry by Philip Fletcher.

9) Privatisation and regulation in developing countries by David Parker and Colin Kirkpatrick.

Comments by Colin Robinson.

See also:

Utility Regulation in Competitive Markets