Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/202385
Authors: 
Pittman, Russell
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
EAG Discussion Paper 09-6
Abstract: 
One important issue facing reformers considering the restructuring of the seaports and freight railways sectors of a developing country is the creation of competition ­ or, alternatively, avoiding the creation or preservation of monopoly power. In seaports a crucial distinction is often that between intraport and interport competition; in freight railways, between competition among train operating companies over a monopoly track and competition among vertically integrated railways. In both cases it is useful to frame the issue as one of competition at the component level within an open system versus competition between closed systems. In both cases as well, the market definition paradigm suggested by the Horizontal Merger Guidelines of the U.S. competition agencies provides a useful framework for analysis.
Subjects: 
competition
ports
railways
market definition
India
JEL: 
L14
L23
L33
L91
L92
O14
O22
R48
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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