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The end of a natural monopoly [electronic resource] : deregulation and competition in the electric power industry / edited by Peter Z. Grossman, Daniel H. Cole.

Publication:
Amsterdam ; Boston : JAI, 2003.
Series:
Economics of legal relationships ; v. 7.
The economics of legal relationships ; v. 7
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (243 p.)
Subjects:
Electric utilities -- Deregulation.
Electric utilities -- Deregulation -- United States.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This book addresses the fundamental issues underlying the debate over electric power regulation and deregulation. After decades of the presumption that the electric power industry was a natural monopoly, recent times have seen a trend of deregulation followed by panicked re-regulation. This important book critically analyses this controversial area from a legal and economic perspective.
Contents:
Book Cover; Title; Contents; LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS; STATEMENT OF SCOPE; INTRODUCTION; IS ANYTHING NATURALLY A MONOPOLY?; EDITORS' FOREWORD TO CHAPTER 3; THE ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF ELECTRIC POWER REGULATION; THE ~REGULATORY CONTRACT~; THE ZENITH OF THE NATURAL MONOPOLY SYSTEM; EDITORS' FOREWORD TO CHAPTER 6; WHITHER NATURAL MONOPOLY? THE CASE OF ELECTRICITY; UNIVERSAL SERVICE IN COMPETITIVE RETAIL ELECTRIC MARKETS: REFIN(ANC)ING THE DUTY TO SERVE FOR A POST-NATURAL MONOPOLY ERA; STRANDED BENEFITS VERSUS STRANDED COSTS IN UTILITY DEREGULATION; EDITORS' FOREWORD TO CHAPTERS 9 AND 10
WHY THE MUSIC IS OFF-KEY WHEN LAWYERS SING FROM ECONOMISTS' SONGBOOKS OR WHY PUBLIC UTILITY DEREGULATION WILL FAILDOES THE END OF A NATURAL MONOPOLY MEAN DEREGULATION?
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contributor:
Grossman, Peter Z., 1948-
Cole, Daniel H., 1958-
ISBN:
1-135-69701-9
0-429-23291-8
1-138-01128-2
1-280-07610-0
0-203-48416-9
OCLC:
437056469
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