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In network industries the market reform that is being pursued by national and supranational authorities should lead to an improvement of efficiency, which spills over into a beneficial macroeconomic impact. This paper presents two alternative simulations of the potential impact in Belgium. These simulations give very different outcomes, but are still complementary. A macroeconometric approach seems to be more realistic in the short and mid term because it has been built up from observed behavioural relationships. A general-equilibrium approach gives rise to drawing some lessons about the conditions that make the impact more pronounced in the long term.
Structural studies > Belgian and European Regulation
Transport > Other projects
Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > Econometric Modeling > Forecasting and Other Model Applications [C53]
Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > Mathematical Methods and Programming > Computable General Equilibrium Models [C68]
Microeconomics > Economic Welfare > Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis [D61]
Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment > Forecasting and Simulation [E27]
Industrial Organization > Antitrust Policy > Legal Monopolies and Regulation or Deregulation [L43]
Industrial Organization > Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities > General [L90]