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Second generation structural reforms: De-regulation and competition in infrastructure industries; the evolution of the Turkish telecommunications, energy and transport sectors in light of EU harmonisation. CEPS Special Reports, November 2007

Ülgen, Sinan and Atiyas, Izak and Nunez Ferrer, Jorge and Sarisoy Guerin, Selen and Renda, Andrea and Tekce, Mahmut. (2008) Second generation structural reforms: De-regulation and competition in infrastructure industries; the evolution of the Turkish telecommunications, energy and transport sectors in light of EU harmonisation. CEPS Special Reports, November 2007. [Policy Paper]

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    Abstract

    This study is an output of the research project: “The EU harmonization in Key Infrastructure Services (Telecommunications, Energy and Transport) and productivity growth” carried out by EDAM (Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies) in Istanbul and CEPS (Centre for European Policy Studies) in Brussels. It was made possible by the financial support of the European Union’s Civil Society Dialogue: Europa – Bridges of Knowledge Programme. Given that Turkey has by and large been able to overcome the challenge of macro-economic stability, the focus of policy makers shifted to second generation reforms including the overhaul of structural policies. Yet at the same time, Turkey has initiated full membership negotiations with the EU which involve regulatory harmonisation in several fields. Therefore the relationship between EU harmonisation and the need for second generation reforms in a country like Turkey should be examined in more detail. The objective of this study is essentially twofold. It aims to carry out a gap analysis regarding the level of regulatory harmonisation in three key infrastructure sectors. As a result, the main shortcomings in terms of regulatory harmonisation are highlighted. The focus is however on the part of the acquis that has a bearing on economic productivity since the second aim of the study is to uncover the linkages between EU acquis adoption, regulatory good governance and productivity growth.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > telecommunication policy
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > economic and financial affairs > Single Market > harmonisation/standards/mutual recognition
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > transport policy
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > energy policy
    Countries > Turkey
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Special Reports
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2009
    Page Range: p. 222
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 18:16
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11749

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