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economics of public utility regulation

Irston Robert Barnes

economics of public utility regulation

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Published by F.S. Crofts & co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Public utilities -- United States.,
  • Holding companies -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by] Irston R. Barnes.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiv, 952 p. incl. tables.
    Number of Pages952
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16606691M

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The Economics of Public Utility Regulation surveys the large literature on the regulation of public utilities and provides industry studies with specific applications of the more general theories.

The industries covered Include telecommunications, electricity, gas, and water. The authors explain the economic concepts involved And present a rich framework for understanding the institutional and Author: Michael A. Crew, Paul R. Kleindorfer. While attitudes toward regulation have changed several times in the intervening years and government regulation has waxed and waned, the question of whether to regulate more or to regulate less is a topic of constant debate, one that The Economics of Regulation addresses incisively.

It clearly remains the standard work in the field, a starting Cited by: The Economics of Public Utility Regulation. Authors: Crew, Michael A., Kleindorfer, Paul R. Free Preview. David B. Smith This is a book about the application of economic theory to a unique form of social control - public utility regulation.

A central theme of this work is to examine the role that economics has played in shaping the rationale and direction of regulatory practices. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Barnes, Irston R. (Irston Robert). Economics of public utility regulation. New York: F.S. Crofts, ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Includes index.

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Public utilities supply a set of goods and services that are central to the workings of a modern economy. Their importance in the economy's structure is matched by the interest and complexity of the problems they present for economic analysis.

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There is economics of public utility regulation book controversy over how to regulate these natural monopolies and whether the gains exceed the costs of regulation. John L. Neufeld, Selling Power: Economics, Policy, and Electric Utilities before Chicago: University of Chicago Press, xiii + pp.

$60 (cloth), ISBN: Reviewed for by Lynne Kiesling, Department of Economics, Purdue University. Electricity is the fundamental industry enabling modern life.

Treating these digital services like the equivalent of a local sewage company would be a disaster for consumers, however, because public utility regulation is the arch-enemy of innovation and. Dr Biggar is Australia’s leading expert on the economics of wholesale electricity markets and the economics of public utility regulation.

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It is written in a style which will be readily accessible to those new to the area. A public utility company (usually just utility) is an organization that maintains the infrastructure for a public service (often also providing a service using that infrastructure). Public utilities are subject to forms of public control and a regulation ranging from local community-based groups to statewide government monopolies.

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