OECD Economic Studies

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1609-7491 (online)
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0255-0822 (print)
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OECD Economic Studies is the twice-yearly journal of the OECD Economics Department. It features articles in the area of applied macroeconomics and statistical analysis, generally with an international or cross-country dimension. Articles are derived from work of the Organization’s intergovernmental committees, including areas of work outside the Economics Department’s focus. Now published as a part of the OECD Journal.

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Regulation, industry structure and performance in the electricity supply industry You do not have access to this content

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Author(s):
Faye Steiner
06 June 2001
Pages:
55
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No.:
5,
Volume:
2001,
Issue:
1
Pages:
143–182
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/eco_studies-v2001-art5-en

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This article seeks to assess the impact of liberalisation and privatisation on performance in the generation segment of the electricity supply industry. Regulatory indicators for a panel of 19 OECD countries over a 10 year time period were constructed to examine the influence of regulatory reform on efficiency and price, and to assess the relative efficacy of different reform strategies. The presence of data with both cross-country and time-series dimensions allows separate identification of country specific and regulatory effects. The primary findings are that while changes in legal rules may be slow to translate into changes in conduct, unbundling of generation, private ownership, expanded access to transmission networks, and the introduction of electricity markets impact various aspects of performance in a statistically significant way.

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