Daniel Díaz-Fuentes

The political economy of telecoms and electricity internationalization in the single market

Progress in European market integration over the past two decades has come at the expense of growing flexibility, or differentiation, in the laws that govern the Single Market (SM) as well as the way that these laws are implemented. This volume examines how the completion of the SM has been held back in the varied implementation of European Union competition policy, variation in national policies on services, corporate law, telecommunications, energy, taxation, and gambling, and the EU’s uneven transportation network.


Journal of European Public Policy

Territorial differences in access to Services of General Economic Interest. Evaluation of regulatory policies from a regional perspective (in Spanish)

Este trabajo analiza en perspectiva territorial el uso de los Servicios Económicos de Interés General (SEIG), cuyo acceso generalizado en igualdad de condiciones es considerado clave, por los reguladores europeos, para la cohesión social y regional, en particular tras los procesos de privatización, liberalización y desregulación de la oferta. Para ello, utiliza como fuente principal las preferencias reveladas por los ciudadanos a partir del gasto de los hogares, en función de las características de su lugar de residencia.


Investigaciones Regionales 22, 165--177

Infrastructure regulation: what works, why, and how do we know?

Public infrastructure services have been subject to dramatic regulatory reform since the 1980s in the European Union, particularly privatization, at the national level, and increased liberalization and deregulation, via the Single Market Programme. Despite this ambitious reform programme, there are signs that regulation is not always working. The Commission itself has recognised the limits of reform undertaken so far. Recently, it drew up a list of 23 sectors which were both crucial for economic growth and significantly "malfunctioning" in the Single Market.


World Scientific

Is Market-oriented reform Producing A “two-track” Europe? Evidence from Electricity and Telecommunications

ABSTRACT: The European Commission has formally recognized that adequate provision of basic household services, including energy, communications, water and transport, is key to ensuring equity, social cohesion and solidarity. Yet little research has been done on the impact of the reform of these services in this regard. This article offers an innovative way to explore such questions by analyzing and contrasting stated and revealed preferences on citizen satisfaction with and expenditure on two services, telecommunications and electricity, in two large countries, Spain and the UK.


Bestuurskunde; Public Administration




Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales
University of Cantabria
39005 Cantabria



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