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Florence Policy Brief

Internalising the External Cost of Transport

We cover the traditional network industries in the areas of energy (electricity, gas), transport (air, rail, road, maritime, urban), communications (telecoms, postal services), water and wastewater. These industries were shaped over the past 30+ years by processes of privatization, de-regulation and re-regulation. As of the past 10 years, profound technological transformations, especially digitalization has furthermore transformed these traditional network industries and has given rise to a new type of network industries, namely digital platforms. These, in turn, call for new and innovative ways of regulation.
At we want to keep you updated about both the technological and institutional (regulatory) changes that the old and the new network industries are undergoing before our eyes.
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