Michael Crew and David Parker have compiled a comprehensive, up-to-date and detailed analytical work on leading research issues in the economics of regulation. With contributions from international specialists in economic regulation, the Handbook provides a comprehensive discussion of major developments in both the theory and practice of regulatory economics. This book will be an indispensable source for both students and practitioners of regulation.The Handbook begins by looking at the principles, history and methods of regulation before turning to specialist themes including: pricing and social welfare; regulating service quality; consumer representation; performance benchmarking; environmental regulation; calculating the cost of capital; information revelation and incentives; the economics of access charging; regulatory governance; regulatory policy in developing countries; and, particular issues in the regulation of the telecommunications, energy, transport and water sectors.
"The International Handbook on Economic Regulation" is essential reading for researchers in the economics of regulation and students of regulation on final year undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses. As a major reference work, it is of value and assistance to economists in regulatory offices, regulated companies and government departments.
Contents:Preface1. Development in the Theory and Practice of Regulatory EconomicsMichael A. Crew and David Parker2. Economic Regulation: Principles, History and MethodsMartin Ricketts3. Regulation, Pricing and Social WelfareMichael A. Crew and Paul R. Kleindorfer4. Regulating Prices and Service QualityDan Elliott5. Utility Regulation and Competition in Developing CountriesPaul Cook6. Performance Benchmarking in Utility Regulation: Principles and the UK's ExperienceDavid Parker, Thoralf Dassler and David S. Saal7. Regulation and the Cost of CapitalTim Jenkinson8. Information Revelation and IncentivesPhil Burns, Cloda Jenkins and Thomas Weyman-Jones9. Regulatory Governance and the Lessons from UK PracticePeter Vass10. Regulation and Consumer RepresentationMichael Harker, Laurence Mathieu and Catherine Waddams Price11. Regulatory Impact AssessmentColin Kirkpatrick12. Economics of Environmental Regulation: Instruments and CasesAnthony Heyes and Catherine Liston13. The Economics of Access and Interconnection Charges in TelecommunicationsTimothy J. Tardiff14. Regulation and the Structure of the Telecommunications IndustryGregory M. Duncan and Lisa J. Cameron15. The Regulation of Energy: Issues and PitfallsColin Robinson and Eileen Marshall16. Economic Regulation of Transport: Principles and ExperienceIan Savage17. Regulation of Water and Sewerage ServicesIan Byatt, Tony Ballance and Scott ReidIndex
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