Infrastructure Regulation: What Works, Why and How Do We Know?: Lessons from Asia and Beyond

Infrastructure Regulation: What Works, Why and How Do We Know?: Lessons from Asia and Beyond

By: M. Ramesh (editor), Wu Xun (editor), Darryl S. L. Jarvis (editor)Hardback

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Regulation of public infrastructure has been a topic of interest for more than a century. Yet, little is known about what works and why, when it comes to infrastructure regulation. This book intends to contribute to the understanding of infrastructure regulations by analyzing empirical cases in telecommunications, electricity and water, with examples drawn from a number of countries in Asia and beyond. The book addresses the following questions: Does regulation work? What kind of regulation works? What kinds don't work? Why do some forms of regulation work and not others? How do we know whether they work or not? How do we isolate the effects of different political, economic and legal contexts? Are there systematic differences across infrastructure sectors that necessitate particular regulatory design? It brings together distinguished scholars and practitioners who are experts in the area to address essential issues in regulation through conceptual and empirical studies.

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Contents

Regulating Infrastructure: A Review of the Issues, Problems & Challenges; Infrastructure Regulation: What Works and How do we Know It?; Does Political Accountability Matter for Infrastructure Regulation? The Case of Telecommunications; Entry Relaxation and an Independent Regulator: Performance Impact on the Mobile Telecoms Industry in Asia; Risk, Regulation & Governance: Institutional Processes and Regulatory Risk in the Thai Energy Sector; Electricity Tariff Regulation in Thailand: Analyses and Applications of Incentive Regulation; Regulating Power without a Five Year Plan: Institutional Changes in the Chinese Power Sector; The Indonesian Electricity Sector: Institutional Transition, Regulatory Capacity and Outcomes; Regulating the Independent Power Producers: A Comparative Analysis of the Performance of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, and Tamil Nadu in India; Partial Privatization and Nested Regulation: Institutional Choices in Public Sector and Regulatory Reform; The Electricity Industry Reform in Korea: Lessons for Further Liberalization; Regulatory Independence and Contract Incompleteness: Assessing Regulatory Effectiveness in Water Privatization in Manila; Can Regulation Improve the Performance of Government-controlled Water Utilities?; Effects of Regulatory Quality and Political Institutions on Access to Water and Sanitation; The Regulation of Water Infrastructure in Italy: Origins and Effects of an 'Hybrid' Regulatory System; Measuring Effectiveness of Regulation Across a River System: A Welfare Approach; Private Sector Participation and Regulatory Reform in Water Supply: The Southern Mediterranean Experience; Tempered Responsiveness through Regulatory Negotiations: Managing Unanticipated Innovations Emerging from Participation Reforms in Water Based Resources.

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/06/2011
  • ISBN13: 9789814335737
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 624
  • ID: 9789814335737
  • weight: 998
  • ISBN10: 9814335738

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