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Henri Lepage holds a diploma from the Institut d’Études politiques de Paris, department of Économie publique, and from the London School of Economics. He was assistant editor and in charge of the economic section for the magazine Enterprise. He is the author of many articles and books such as Demain le capitalisme (1978), Autogestion et capitalisme (1978), Demain le libéralisme (1980), Vive le commerce (1982), Pourquoi la propriété (1985) and La nouvelle économie industrielle (1990). He is also a frequent collaborator of many French magazines and daily papers. Along with his successful author career, Henri Lepage was a professor at the Université Paris-IX-Dauphine and personal adviser of Alain Madelin, Minister of Enterprises and Economic Development from 1993 to 1995.
The electricity industry has seen a lot of transformations since the 1980s. Privatizations, deregulations, opening of markets: new forms of organization have come up that question the model of regulation inspired by the theories of natural monopoly. This volume is an overview of a complex economic process which appears irreversible, despite the problems that badly conceived deregulations are causing in California and elsewhere.