Monitoring European Deregulation
The regulation of 'network industries' has emerged as a key issue on the European policy agenda, yet there is little high-quality research capable of informing the European policy debate. Network industries pose important and difficult issues for policy-makers, in particular the complex relationship between competition and regulation.
Monitoring European Deregulation (MED) was launched by CEPR and SNS in 1997 as part of our collaboration. MED Reports are published annually each Autumn and feature new, policy-oriented research on the liberalization of the European markets of the major 'network industries': telecommunications, electricity, transportation, rail, and water. Addressed to a wide audience of both academics and European decision-makers in the private-sector and policy communities, at both the national and EU level, the series plays an important role in informing the policy debate and influencing current thinking on these issues.