Competition and Regulation in Utility Markets (In Association with the Institute of Economic Affairs and the London Business School)

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Academics and policy makers in economics, communications, energy, and transportation review the state of utility regulation and competition policy in Britain in these revised papers from a fall 2001 series of Beesley Lectures on Regulation, jointly arranged by the Institute of Economic Affairs and the London Business School. In each case, essays are followed by the views of regulators of the sector discussed. The book is of interest to practitioners, policymakers, and lawyers involved in monopoly regulation and ...
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Overview

Academics and policy makers in economics, communications, energy, and transportation review the state of utility regulation and competition policy in Britain in these revised papers from a fall 2001 series of Beesley Lectures on Regulation, jointly arranged by the Institute of Economic Affairs and the London Business School. In each case, essays are followed by the views of regulators of the sector discussed. The book is of interest to practitioners, policymakers, and lawyers involved in monopoly regulation and regulatory reform. Robinson teaches economics at the University of Surrey, UK. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Table of Contents

List of figures, tables and boxes
Abbreviations and acronyms
Notes on the authors
Introduction
1 UK transport policy, 1997-2001 1
Chairman's comments 56
2 Electricity: regulatory developments around the world 61
Chairman's comments 88
3 Prospects for gas supply and demand and their implications with special reference to the UK 91
Chairman's comments 119
4 The ingredients of effective competition policy 121
Chairman's comments 134
5 Regulatory incentives and deregulation in telecommunications 138
Chairman's comments 160
6 An end to economic regulation? 162
Chairman's comments 186
7 Mutualization and debt-only vehicles: which way for RPI-X regulation? 187
Chairman's comments 199
8 International mergers: the view from a national authority 203
9 Liberalizing postal services 219
Chairman's comments 236
Index 239
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