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Title:A fair price for energy? Ownership versus market opening in the EU15 PDF Logo
Authors:Fiorio, Carlo V.
Florio, Massimo
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:CESifo working paper Public Finance 3124
Abstract:In the past two decades privatisation and liberalisation of network industries providing services of general economic interest (SGEI), have been particularly significant in the European Union. Wide variations around a common policy trend can, however, be observed across countries and sectors. We focus on electricity and gas sectors because energy sectors have usually been profit makers, not affected by direct government transfers, in contrast to other SGEI. We study the effects of privatisation and other reforms on consumer prices using both subjective data on consumers' perception of utility prices and data on average prices paid.
Subjects:privatisation
electricity
gas
reforms
JEL:L94
L95
L33
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich

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