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Analysis of the natural gas market during the period of deregulation - a comparison of selected European countries

Author: Bc. Barbora Mirková
Year: 2011 - summer
Leaders: PhDr. Jakub Mikolášek
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Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 74
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Abstract: The liberalization of gas markets is in the European Union and especially in its new
Member States a current topic. This thesis is devoted to a comparison of the
liberalization processes in three Central European countries – the Czech Republic,
Slovakia and Poland. The thesis first introduces the concepts of public and natural
monopolies, the specific characteristics of gas markets and the legislation of the
European Union that underlies the liberalization. Further, the thesis takes a close look at
the developments in the gas markets of the three countries. The focus lies mainly on the
national legislation, opening of demand side and changes in the market structure,
including unbundling, new entrants and supplier switching. The final chapter of the
thesis analyzes and compares the progress in liberalization of the individual markets by
calculating the market concentrations using the Herfindahl-Hirschman index.
Downloadable: Bachelor Thesis of Mirkova

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