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In introducing liberalization in previously monopolistic markets, entry policies have to distinguish, as we have seen in Chap. 1, between competitive and noncompetitive segments of the market. ” This means that a complex endogenous evolutionary relationship among liberalization, regulation, competition, and deregulation policies characterizes liberalized markets (Me`nard and Ghertman 2009): “as competition eventually takes root, entry minimizes the regulatory burden by circumscribing the area over which regulation is required” (OECD 2000).