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In Europe, public utilities and services - known as network industries - were once the exclusive domain of the government. In today’s deregulating environment, state monopolies are giving way to private competition - both local and cross-border. Network industries encompass not only gas, electricity and water utilities, industries such as rail transport, aviation and telecommunication but also cutting edge areas such as electronic payment systems. This means that the competitive and regulatory environment for network industries is rapidly evolving into a complex, interwoven and dynamic web that extends over the 5 continents in the world.
The double blind peer reviewed journal Competition and Regulation in Network Industries (CRNI) explores the legal, economic, institutional and public policy aspects of these network industries.
Written by leading specialists, it investigates the shift from monopoly to competition, emerging problems surrounding the right of all citizens to access basic public services, and the continuing expansion of the large and relatively unmapped legal and economic terrain of the communications industry.
As these complex industries and their regulatory environments evolve, the journal will provide researchers, policy-makers, legal experts and other interested groups with a valuable information source and debating forum.
Competition and Regulation in Network Industries is indexed in EconLit, the American Economic Association's electronic bibliography.
The editorial board of Competition and Regulation in Network Industries is formed by leading European specialists in the field of network industries.
- Matthias Finger (Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne, Switzerland)
- Rolf Künneke (Professor, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands)
Daniel Scholten (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands)
- Maarten Arentsen (Associate Professor of Energy Policy, University of Twente, the Netherlands)
- Janice Beecher (Director, Institute of Public Utilities, Michigan State University, USA)
- Gert Brunekreeft (Professor of Energy Economics, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany)
- Johannes Bauer (Professor Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media, Michigan State University, USA)
- Michael Pollitt (Director of Studies in Management and Economics and Fellow of Sidney Sussex College)
- Ulrich Weidmann (Professor, Institute for Transportation Planning and Systems, ETHZ, Switzerland)
Ariadna Cruz Velis (PhD Researcher, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands)