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Editorial notice on the review process 

As part of our ongoing effort to safeguard the scientific quality of our journal, the editorial board detected administrative shortcomings in the review procedure for two 2014 issues and one 2015 issue. As a result of this administrative deficiency we were unable to trace the authors of some review reports. 

In order to remedy this shortcoming the editorial board and the publisher decided to re-evaluate all concerned articles by anonymous external reviewers. The review confirmed that all published articles met academic standards. At the same time, we have adjusted our administrative review procedures in order to avoid similar incidents in the future. Unfortunately, this resulted in a delay of our publication scheme for the second and third issue of 2015. We would like to express our sincere apologies to our authors and readers. 


Results ( 4 ) : 2015 - 3.

Competition in the German Interurban Bus Industry: A Snapshot Two Years after Liberalization

Authors: N.S. Dürr, K. Hüschelrath

Abstract: We study competition in the German interurban bus industry two years after its liberalization in January 2013. In addition to a brief characterization of the liberalization process and several general market developments, we provide a detailed anal...

Principles of Good Supervision and the Regulation of the Dutch Drinking Water Sector

Authors: S. Lavrijssen, B. Vitez

Abstract: In March 2014, the OECD issued a report in which it indicated that the Netherlands “has an excellent track record on water management in several areas”. The OECD mentions for example that the Netherlands has developed a “strong economy and robust w...

Using Supervised Environmental Composites in Production and Efficiency Analyses: An Application to Norwegian Electricity Networks

Authors: L. Orea, C. Growitsch, T. Jamasb

Abstract: Although supervised dimension reduction methods have been extensively applied in different scientific fields, they have hardly ever been used in production economics. Nonetheless, these methods can also be useful in regulation of natural monopolies...

The Collective Bargaining Authorization Provision for SMEs in the Australian Competition Law. Serving or Distorting a Public Benefit?

Authors: M. Mahmudur Rahim, I. Brady

Abstract: This article examines the collective bargaining provisions for SMEs in competition law in Australia. It concludes that SMEs’ use of the collective bargaining notification process has been relatively small and does not have any impact over the compe...