Regulating Utilities: New Issues, New Solutions

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This is a yearly collection of essays on Britain's system of utility regulation, with additional discussion of regulation in other countries, presented by the Institute of Economic Affairs and the London Business School. Essays review major issues in the field and offer perspectives on sector regulators and general competition authorities. Two papers are presented on each issue: the first by a distinguished academic or other expert, and the second, a shorter comment, usually by the relevant regulator. Robinson is editorial director at the Institute of Economic Affairs, and professor of economics at the University of Surrey, UK. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840644791
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Pages: 256

Table of Contents

Notes on the authors
1 Water: the 1999 price review 1
Chairman's comments
2 Alternative approaches to financial regulation 21
Chairman's comments
3 Competition Act assessments and economic efficiency 56
Chairman's comments
4 NETA and transmission 77
Chairman's comments
5 The future of European communications regulation: an assessment of the European Commission's 1999 communications review 99
Chairman's comments
6 Railway franchising: is it sufficient? On-rail competition in the privatized passenger rail industry 120
Chairman's comments
7 A new deal for airports? 145
Chairman's comments
8 Gas: regulatory response to social needs 166
Chairman's comments
9 The Competition Commission: prospects and problems 189
Chairman's comments
Index 214
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