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Friday, June 20, 2008

Divestiture as an Instrument of a Pro-Active Competition Policy: Conceptual Issues and Lessons from International Experiences

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

Christian von Hirschhausen, German Institute for Economic Research - Department of International Economics Anne Neumann, Dresden University of Technology - Faculty of Business and Economics, and Hannes Weigt, TU Dresden University of Technology - Faculty of Business and Economics explore Divestiture as an Instrument of a Pro-Active Competition Policy: Conceptual Issues and Lessons from International Experiences

ABSTRACT: Given insufficiently competitive wholesale electricity markets in Germany there is an ongoing discussion about the appropriate instruments of a pro-active competition policy. This study analyzes horizontal divestiture form an economic perspective. We discuss the conceptual justification of divestiture and report on selected empirical evidence on divestiture.

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