EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

A comparison of rail liberalisation levels across four European countries

Paolo Beria, Emile Quinet, Ginés de Rus () and Carola Schulz
Additional contact information
Emile Quinet: PSE - Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques - ENS Paris - École normale supérieure - Paris - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - EHESS - École des hautes études en sciences sociales - ENPC - École des Ponts ParisTech - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, PSE - Paris School of Economics
Carola Schulz: IWW - Institute for Economic Policy Research - KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Post-Print from HAL

Abstract: This paper presents the results of a research into railway regulation and liberalisation in Italy, France, Germany and Spain. The analysis covers the relationship between the State and the rail companies, network access conditions by operators, slot allocating and pricing schemes and how public service obligations are defined, financed and regulated. The aim of the paper is to give a comparative overview of the regulation of railways. The regulatory frameworks are described and then assessed according to their implications on the degree of liberalisation and on their actual market opening. The conclusions are that the actual level of market opening is still limited and, only in some cases, is the liberalisation improving. Entry in the industry has not yet developed its full potential. An issue emerging in this research is the opposing attitude of incumbent railways against liberalisation and the role of governments in backing this behaviour.

Keywords: Liberalisation; Railways; Regulation; Europe; Italy; France; Germany; Spain (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012-09
Note: View the original document on HAL open archive server: https://hal-pjse.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-00754578
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (5) Track citations by RSS feed

Published in Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, 2012, 36 (1), pp.110-120. ⟨10.1016/j.retrec.2012.03.014⟩

There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.

Related works:
Journal Article: A comparison of rail liberalisation levels across four European countries (2012) Downloads
Working Paper: A comparison of rail liberalisation levels across four European countries (2012)
Working Paper: A comparison of rail liberalisation levels across four European countries (2012)
Working Paper: A comparison of rail liberalisation levels across four European countries (2010) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00754578

DOI: 10.1016/j.retrec.2012.03.014

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Post-Print from HAL
Bibliographic data for series maintained by CCSD ().

 
Page updated 2020-09-15
Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00754578