Expanding Competition in Regulated Industries

Author: Michael A. Crew
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475731922
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Expanding Competition in Regulated Industries reviews the changing regulatory environment, notably incentive regulation and competition in regulated industries. Some of the major changes in electricity, gas, and telephone utilities allow for competition in local service through unbundling. This book is of interest to researchers, utility managers, regulatory commissions, and the Federal Government.

Cyber Policy and Economics in an Internet Age

Author: William H. Lehr
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475735758
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Cyber Policy and Economics in an Internet Age is a collection of essays from some of the world's best-known experts on Internet public policy. It provides an accessible introduction to critical issues that policymakers, businesspeople, and the public will need to confront in coming years: universal access, appropriate content (pornography, free speech, cultural values), Internet broadcasting, intellectual property, Internet taxation, consumer protection, privacy, fair E-business competition, regulation of the Internet infrastructure, and more. This book is intended for the industry practitioner, analysts, and researchers. It would also be suitable for use in graduate and undergraduate courses, as well as by researchers.

The Encyclopedia of Public Choice

Author: Charles Rowley
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306478285
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The Encyclopedia provides a detailed and comprehensive account of the subject known as public choice. However, the title would not convey suf- ciently the breadth of the Encyclopedia’s contents which can be summarized better as the fruitful interchange of economics, political science and moral philosophy on the basis of an image of man as a purposive and responsible actor who pursues his own objectives as efficiently as possible. This fruitful interchange between the fields outlined above existed during the late eighteenth century during the brief period of the Scottish Enlightenment when such great scholars as David Hume, Adam Ferguson and Adam Smith contributed to all these fields, and more. However, as intell- tual specialization gradually replaced broad-based scholarship from the m- nineteenth century onwards, it became increasingly rare to find a scholar making major contributions to more than one. Once Alfred Marshall defined economics in neoclassical terms, as a n- row positive discipline, the link between economics, political science and moral philosophy was all but severed and economists redefined their role into that of ‘the humble dentist’ providing technical economic information as inputs to improve the performance of impartial, benevolent and omniscient governments in their attempts to promote the public interest. This indeed was the dominant view within an economics profession that had become besotted by the economics of John Maynard Keynes and Paul Samuelson immediately following the end of the Second World War.

Regulation Under Increasing Competition

Author: Michael A. Crew
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 146155117X
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Regulation Under Increasing Competition brings together practitioners, regulators, and economists to examine the important policy and regulatory issues facing the telecommunications and electricity industries. This volume reviews such topics as competitive entry, stranded costs, pricing and market mechanisms. It provides a unique perspective on problems in a newly deregulated environment.

Pricing and Regulatory Innovations Under Increasing Competition

Author: Michael A. Crew
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 146156249X
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This volume focuses on incentive regulation and competition. While much of the regulatory action is taking place in telecommunications, the impact of competition and the resultant regulatory change is being felt in other traditional public utilities including electricity. The book reviews topics including price caps, incentive regulation, market structure and new regulatory technologies.

The Economics of Antitrust and Regulation in Telecommunications

Author: Pierre A. Buigues
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781843769767
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Contributing to a convergence of legal and economic approaches, The Economics of Antitrust and Regulation in Telecommunications integrates economic theory into current EU antitrust policy within the sector. The book addresses the role of competition and regulatory policies on a number of key issues in telecommunications, such as market definition, collective dominance, access to networks, and allocation of scarce resources.

Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy

Author: Stuart O. Schweitzer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195300956
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The pharmaceutical industry is praised as a leader in high technology innovation and the creator of products that increase both longevity and quality of life for people throughout the world. Yet the industry is also reviled for its marketing and pricing practices and even its research and development priorities. This book uses the tools of economic analysis to explore the conflicting priorities and aims of the pharmaceutical industry, from both an American and worldwide perspective. This second edition includes six new chapters on emerging topics such as the broadened role of FDA regulations, alternative drugs or "nutraceuticals," and biotechnology and other industries related to pharmaceuticals. Existing chapters are fully revised and updated to include new materials. The introduction is also updated to address the volatile pace of pharmaceutical innovation and how the pharmaceutical industry has responded to the emergence of managed care.

Regulation and Markets

Author: Daniel F. Spulber
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262192750
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Regulation and Markets provides the up to date, integrated analysis of regulatorypolicies and the administrative process that is needed in today's field of regulation economics. Thebook takes a modern perspective, using the tools of industrial organization and game theory. It isthe only unified treatment of the field and combines theoretical models with consideration of publicpolicy issues in the areas of antitrust, price regulation, environmental regulation, productquality, and workplace safety.The discussion considers both the welfare effects of regulation andthe institutional aspects of the administrative regulatory process. Developments in the fields oflaw and political science have been integrated in a rigorous manner into the economicframework.Sections of the book address administrative process and market allocation, competition andpricing under increasing returns to scale, administrative regulation of markets, and antitrustenforcement. The conclusion evaluates regulatory policy and deregulation. Extensive literaturecitations throughout enhance the books value as a reference.Daniel F. Spulber is Professor ofEconomics at the University of Southern California.