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Too Little Competition for Energy and Pharmaceuticals

Published: January 2, 2012; 19:00 · (Vindobona)

According to the Austrian institute of economic research (WIFO), electricity, energy and pharmaceuticals are too expensive.

Too Little Competition for Energy and Pharmaceuticals / Picture: © Flickr

For WIFO, energy suppliers and the pharmaceutical industry face too little competition. As a result, the prices would be too high. WIFO underlines that a higher extent of regulations in these two industries would cause a significant reduction in inflation.

The competition policy in these segments is not strict enough, the market is not working well, WIFO says. The institute also…

This article includes a total of 165 words.

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