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Successes and Failures in Regulating and Deregulating Utilities: Evidence from the UK, Europe, and the US

Successes and Failures in Regulating and Deregulating Utilities: Evidence from the UK, Europe, and the US

by Colin RobinsonColin Robinson


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Robinson (economics, University of Surrey, UK) provides a review of utility regulation and deregulation. Leading practitioners in the field comment on areas including US telecoms deregulation, road network regulation, UK competition policy, railway regulation, and the liberalization of European utility markets. Two viewpoints are presented on each issue: the first by an academic or industry expert, and the second by a regulator. Together they show how regulation and deregulation are evolving and highlight successes and failures in the field. Readership includes practitioners, policymakers, and academics in regulatory reform and regulatory economics. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843767701
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 08/28/2004
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.44(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tablesvii
Notes on the authorsix
1The failure of good intentions: the collapse of American telecommunications after six years of deregulation1
Chairman's comments16
2Road networks: efficiency, externalities and consumer choice19
Chairman's comments40
3The Enterprise Act: pluses and minuses for competition policy43
Chairman's comments58
4Ofcom and light touch regulation65
Chairman's comments82
5What to do about the railways?84
Chairman's comments120
6Liberalizing utility markets in the European Union125
Chairman's comments133
7Measuring the success of postal regulators: best practice in postal regulation136
Chairman's comments156
8Can regulation address the investment problem? Examples from aviation160
Chairman's comments180
9Gas, electricity and the energy review184
Chairman's comments206

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