The Czech Ministry of Transport views the country’s dominant railway company as a profit-seeking state monopoly that benefits the public, but economists view the firm as wasteful and the railway industry as noncompetitive. Most economists have been reluctant, however, to recommend a reform essential to fostering competition and efficiency in the railway industry—namely, ending its support from government subsidies.

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