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Market power reduces incentives to invest in nuclear power

2014-01 IFN Newsletter No. 1, 2014

Author(s): Sven-Olof Fridolfsson

Market power reduces incentives to invest in nuclear power Sven-Olof Fridolfsson

The debate about nuclear power focuses mostly on safety, environmental costs for nuclear waste and climate benefits due to reduced carbon emissions. A further potentially important aspect is the consequences associated with the concentrated ownership structure of Nordic electricity plants, including the Swedish nuclear power plants. In this article, Sven-Olof Fridolfsson examines the contested issue of whether market power may lead to underinvestment in nuclear power.


Fridolfsson, Sven-Olof (2014), "Market power reduces incentives to invest in nuclear power", IFN Newsletter No. 1, 2014. Stockholm: Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN).

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