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Expanding Competition In Regulated Industries

Author : Michael A. Crew
ISBN : 9781475731927
Genre : Business & Economics
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Expanding Competition in Regulated Industries reviews the changing regulatory environment, notably incentive regulation and competition in regulated industries. Some of the major changes in electricity, gas, and telephone utilities allow for competition in local service through unbundling. This book is of interest to researchers, utility managers, regulatory commissions, and the Federal Government.

Cyber Policy And Economics In An Internet Age

Author : William H. Lehr
ISBN : 9781475735758
Genre : Law
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Cyber Policy and Economics in an Internet Age is a collection of essays from some of the world's best-known experts on Internet public policy. It provides an accessible introduction to critical issues that policymakers, businesspeople, and the public will need to confront in coming years: universal access, appropriate content (pornography, free speech, cultural values), Internet broadcasting, intellectual property, Internet taxation, consumer protection, privacy, fair E-business competition, regulation of the Internet infrastructure, and more. This book is intended for the industry practitioner, analysts, and researchers. It would also be suitable for use in graduate and undergraduate courses, as well as by researchers.

The Encyclopedia Of Public Choice

Author : Charles Rowley
ISBN : 9780306478284
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Encyclopedia provides a detailed and comprehensive account of the subject known as public choice. However, the title would not convey suf- ciently the breadth of the Encyclopedia’s contents which can be summarized better as the fruitful interchange of economics, political science and moral philosophy on the basis of an image of man as a purposive and responsible actor who pursues his own objectives as efficiently as possible. This fruitful interchange between the fields outlined above existed during the late eighteenth century during the brief period of the Scottish Enlightenment when such great scholars as David Hume, Adam Ferguson and Adam Smith contributed to all these fields, and more. However, as intell- tual specialization gradually replaced broad-based scholarship from the m- nineteenth century onwards, it became increasingly rare to find a scholar making major contributions to more than one. Once Alfred Marshall defined economics in neoclassical terms, as a n- row positive discipline, the link between economics, political science and moral philosophy was all but severed and economists redefined their role into that of ‘the humble dentist’ providing technical economic information as inputs to improve the performance of impartial, benevolent and omniscient governments in their attempts to promote the public interest. This indeed was the dominant view within an economics profession that had become besotted by the economics of John Maynard Keynes and Paul Samuelson immediately following the end of the Second World War.

Regulation Under Increasing Competition

Author : Michael A. Crew
ISBN : 9781461551171
Genre : Business & Economics
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Regulation Under Increasing Competition brings together practitioners, regulators, and economists to examine the important policy and regulatory issues facing the telecommunications and electricity industries. This volume reviews such topics as competitive entry, stranded costs, pricing and market mechanisms. It provides a unique perspective on problems in a newly deregulated environment.

Subject Guide To Books In Print

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105025888517
Genre : American literature
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Emerging Issues In Competition Collusion And Regulation Of Network Industries

Author : Antonio Estache
ISBN : 9781907142352
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book presents a comprehensive review of the vast economic literature covering the governance issues of network industries and suggests paths to improve their efficiences.

The Economics Of Antitrust And Regulation In Telecommunications

Author : Pierre A. Buigues
ISBN : 184376976X
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Contributing to a convergence of legal and economic approaches, The Economics of Antitrust and Regulation in Telecommunications integrates economic theory into current EU antitrust policy within the sector. The book addresses the role of competition and regulatory policies on a number of key issues in telecommunications, such as market definition, collective dominance, access to networks, and allocation of scarce resources.

Aviation Markets

Author : David Starkie
ISBN : 075467388X
Genre : Transportation
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This volume is a collection of 17 papers selected from David Starkie's extensive writings over the last 25 years. Previously published material has been extensively edited and adapted and combined with new material, published here for the first time. The book is divided into five sections, each featuring an original overview chapter, to better establish the background and also explain the papers' wider significance including, wherever appropriate, their relevance to current policy issues. These papers have been selected to illustrate a significant theme that has been relatively neglected thus far in both aviation and industrial economics: the role of the market and its interplay with the development of economic policy in the context of a dynamic but partly price regulated industry. The result provides a strong flavour of how market mechanisms, and particularly competition, can operate to successfully resolve policy issues.


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ISBN : 0821349627
Genre : Political Science
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The purpose of this country study is to evaluate Bulgaria's progress in its transition from plan to market and preparing for membership to the European Union. It examines economic developments during the 1990's with a focus on the 1997-1999 period. This study describes the structural and institutional reforms implemented during this period, their impact and the prospects for accession to the European Union.

Institutional Reform Regulation And Privatization

Author : Rolf W. Künneke
ISBN : 1781958343
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book provides evolutionary and institutional perspectives on the reform of infrastructure industries, tracing the development of this process in a number of sectors and countries. The contributors contend that infrastructure based industries such as telecommunications, public transport, water management and energy have been increasingly exposed to the dynamism of the market since becoming privatized, and have therefore been stimulated into short-term efficiency and long-term innovation. Drawing on institutional economic theory backed up with case studies such as the California energy crisis, the Dutch gas industry, oil and electricity companies in Spain and the privatization of Schipol airport in Amsterdam the book focuses on process, driving forces, and actors' roles to explain how new balances are established between competing institutions. The degree to which the processes of institutional change are predictable and the effects of deliberate strategic interventions of governments or private actors are explored. Specific technical and sector aspects and their influence on institutional change in various infrastructures are also discussed.

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