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Merging Italian rail and road infrastructure is a costly distraction

Alfredo Del Monte and I have produced a new version of our study of Italian rail privatisation and the proposed sale of Italian rail group FSI, revised and enlarged to cover the proposed merger with ANAS, the state-owned road operations and construction business. 490 more words

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Bigger monopoly, worse outcomes: Italian rail privatisation

The Italian government is proposing to proceed with the privatisation of the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (FSI Group), and is considering merging the railway infrastructure business with the government-owned highways company, the Azienda Nazionale Autonoma delle Strade SpA (ANAS), which owns and manages large parts of the national road network. 164 more words

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Italian rail needs pro-competition reforms

A paper by Professor Alfredo del Monte and myself was quoted in an article yesterday in Il Sole 24 Ore. We argue that major structural reforms are needed to allow competition and choice if Italy’s emerging plans for rail privatisation are to work in the best interests of passengers, rail freight and taxpayers. 124 more words

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Promoting rail competition

Tony Lodge, of the Centre for Policy Studies, is a long-standing and passionate advocate for the power of competition to encourage innovation, efficiency and better customer service on Britain’s railways. 142 more words

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Investor opportunities in UK infrastructure

Infrastructure – energy, transport, water and communications – needs constant attention and investment to make sure it serves its customers well. The UK’s pipeline of major investments in infrastructure, amounting to around £100bn across all sectors over the next five years, represents investment in improving services for customers and businesses, and accommodating the needs of a growing economy. 343 more words

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Towards a better railway

Richard Price: Towards a more efficient railway: the Beesley lecture. The IEA’s 22nd annual Beesley lecture series, London, 1 November 2012

In this lecture, Richard Price reviews the development of the railways in Britain over the last century. 130 more words

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Joining Forces to Fight Cartels

Integrating Regulatory and Antitrust Powers: Implications for the Fight Against Cartels” by Juan Delgado and Elisa Mariscal

Published in The Fight against Hard Core Cartels in Europe: Trends, Challenges and Best International Practices… 101 more words

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