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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. 


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Tendering Universal Service Obligations in Liberalized Network Industries

Authors: C. Jaag, U. Trinkner

Abstract: In the past decades, several countries have introduced reverse auctions for allocating universal service or public mission subsidies in various industries. Examples include urban transport, air transport and telecommunications. Recently, such mecha...

Urban Planning and Railway Corridors: Resolving Regulatory Dysfunction in Australia

Authors: R. Ryan, M.B. Charles, C. Von Der Heidt; Collier

Abstract: In Australia, land adjacent to rail corridors has traditionally been considered blighted owing to the detrimental environmental impacts that rail operations have on their surroundings. However, this adjacent land is now increasingly being used for ...

How Independent Are Belgian Regulators?

Authors: F. Naert, B. Defloor

Abstract: In this paper we attempt to analyse the independence of five Belgian regulatory agencies. In the theoretical part we cover the existing literature and find that independence is frequently used as a proxy for credibility. In the empirical part we us...

The Dynamic of Competition in Presence of Switching Costs. Lessons from British Gas (1997-2007)

Authors: C. Defeuille, M. Mollard

Abstract: Theoretical models with switching costs have shown that, in a dynamic game, firms have incentives to adopt two-period strategies. Initially firms will 'invest' in markets at an early stage in their development to be able to then 'harvest' at a late...