Author Decker, Christopher, 1972- author
Title Modern economic regulation : an introduction to theory and practice / Christopher Decker
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015
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Descript xv, 472 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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Note "Drawing from the most recent work on economic regulation, this book introduces readers to the main principles and examines how economic regulation is applied in four key public utility industries (electricity, gas, water and telecommunications). Suitable for students and practitioners with little prior knowledge of economic regulation, this book provides an accessible, non-technical entry point to the subject area, exploring the fundamental questions: why do we regulate? What are alternatives to regulation? Which institutions are involved in regulation? What have been the impacts of regulation? Readers will gain a rich understanding of the basic principles that apply to all regulated sectors, as well as the regulatory choices that reflect the specific economic and physical characteristics of different industries. Extensive references provide readers with resources for more in-depth study, and boxed case studies demonstrate connections between regulatory theory and practice"-- Provided by publisher
"Public utility services matter. Around the world, access to clean water and sanitation facilities, effective telecommunications and Internet services, reliable energy and transport services are indispensible to individuals, societies and economies. Given their critical importance, the public utility industries have long been subject to government regulation"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-459) and index
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; Part I: 2. The recurring question: why regulate utilities?; 3. Alternatives to public utility regulation; Part II: 4. Principles of regulation for core network activities; 5. Forms of price regulation; 6. Regulation in the presence of competition; Part III: 7. The institutions of regulation; 8. Electricity regulation; 9. Gas regulation; 10. Telecommunications regulation; 11. Water and wastewater regulation; 12. Conclusions; Bibliography; References to cases and legislation: Europe, United States of America, Australia and New Zealand; Index
Subject Public utilities -- Government policy
Public utilities -- Economic aspects
Public utilities -- Law and legislation
Administrative agencies
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industrial Management. bisacsh
Public utilities -- Economic aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst01083156
Public utilities -- Government policy. fast (OCoLC)fst01083173