Marcos Fernández-Gutiérrez

The race for international markets: Were privatized telecommunications incumbents more successful than their public counterparts?

Selling off formerly state-owned telecommunications incumbents played a major role in governments’ privatization programmes from the 1980s. One major consequence was that, from the late 1990s, a number of incumbents emerged as the world’s largest Multinational Corporations (MNCs). Despite the importance of this transformation, the determinants of telecommunications internationalization have not been fully analysed.

The race for international markets: Were privatized telecommunications incumbents more successful than their public counterparts?

Selling off formerly state-owned telecommunications incumbents played a major role in governments’ privatization programmes from the 1980s. One major consequence was that, from the late 1990s, a number of incumbents emerged as the world’s largest Multinational Corporations (MNCs). Despite the importance of this transformation, the determinants of telecommunications internationalization have not been fully analysed.

Publisher: 

International Review of Applied Economics 27(2)

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.

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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.

Publisher: 

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.

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Bestuurskunde; Public Administration

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Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales
University of Cantabria
Santander
39005 Cantabria
Spain

 

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