Competition and Regulation in the Spanish Gas and Electricity Markets

Reports of the Public-Private Sector Research Center, ISBN: 84-86851-73-4

187 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2017

See all articles by Giulio Federico

Giulio Federico

Chief Economist Team, DG Competition, European Commission

Xavier Vives

University of Navarra - IESE Business School; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research)

Natalia Fabra

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Departmento de Economia

Date Written: July 2008

Abstract

This report provides an overview of the main competition and regulatory issues in the Spanish gas and electricity markets, setting them in the broader context of the liberalisation of the European energy market. Public policy in energy markets needs to reconcile a number of different objectives, including security of supply, environmental considerations, domestic competition and international competitiveness of the overall economy. There is frequently tension between some or all of these objectives. This tension requires a coherent set of policies to alleviate the trade-offs that are involved.

Suggested Citation

Federico, Giulio and Vives, Xavier and Fabra, Natalia, Competition and Regulation in the Spanish Gas and Electricity Markets (July 2008). Reports of the Public-Private Sector Research Center, ISBN: 84-86851-73-4, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2999175

Giulio Federico (Contact Author)

Chief Economist Team, DG Competition, European Commission ( email )

Xavier Vives

University of Navarra - IESE Business School ( email )

Avenida Pearson 21
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London
United Kingdom

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research) ( email )

Poschinger Str. 5
Munich, DE-81679
Germany

Natalia Fabra

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Departmento de Economia ( email )

E-28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Spain
+34-91 6249594 (Phone)
+34-91 6249329 (Fax)

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