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OECD on separation September 5, 2006

Posted by Jasper in Regulation.
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In 2001, the OECD Council issued a Recommendation Concerning Structural Separation in Regulated Industries. The other day I came accross a recent 2006 OECD review of country experiences in this area: Report on Experiences on the Implementation of the Recommendation Concerning Structural Separation in Regulated Industries

The report finds that, in many jurisdictions, requirements for separation have grown stronger since the 2001 Recommendation. Moreover, innovative approaches are being adopted in some sectors that are functionally equivalent to structural separation.

The report discusses different types of separation that have been used, from ‘weak’ forms, such as accounting, functional or corporate separation, to ‘strong’ forms, such as ownership separation, club ownership, and separation of ownership from control.

The OECD also has numerous papers on separation:

Structural Reform in the Rail Industry 21-Dec-2005

2001 – Recommendation of the Council concerning Structural Separation in Regulated Industries [link updated]

The Benefits and Costs of Structural Separation of the Local Loop 03-Nov-2003

Structural Separation and Access Pricing: A New Synthesis, November 21, 2003, Amsterdam 08-Oct-2003

Policy Brief: Restructuring Public Utilities for Competition 22-Feb-2002

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1. Leonardo Sanchez - October 11, 2006

Hello,
I´m studying the structural separation regarding the telecom industry and I´m trying to reach this OECD report [2001 – Recommendation of the Council concerning Structural Separation in Regulated Industries] but it seems that there is a misleading link in the respective page in the OECD site.
Is there a possible alternative way to get this report ? Thanks in advance.

Best regards

2. Jasper - October 11, 2006

Hi,
Try this link: http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/24/49/25315195.pdf
Hope this helps.
If not write again.


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