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The Resource Privatization, Restructuring and Regulation of Network Utilities

Privatization, Restructuring and Regulation of Network Utilities

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Privatization, Restructuring and Regulation of Network Utilities
Title
Privatization, Restructuring and Regulation of Network Utilities
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Network utilities, such as electricity, telephones, and gas, are public utilities that require a fixed network to deliver their services. Because consumers have no choice of network, they risk exploitation by network owners. Once invested, however, a network's capital is sunk, and the bargaining advantage shifts from investor to consumer. The investor, fearing expropriation, may be reluctant to invest. The tension between consumer and investor can be side-stepped by state ownership. Alternatively, private ownership and consumers' political power can be reconciled through regulation. Either way, network utilities operate under terms set by the state. David Newbery argues that price-setting rules comprise only part of the policy agenda. Network utilities pose special problems of ownership and regulation. He discusses the history of ownership and regulation, privatization, and theories of regulation. Examining three network utilities in detail--telecoms, electricity, and gas--he contrasts the regulatory approaches of Britain and the United States. He also looks at liberalization in a variety of other countries. History shows that the mature forms of regulatory institutions are emarkably similar under both public and private ownership. This raises obvious questions such as: Will the forces that caused convergence to regulated vertical integration in the past reassert themselves? Can the benefits of competition be protected against the pressure to reintegrate? Will different utilities differ in their form and structure? A full understanding of the forces shaping regulatory institutions is necessary to answer these important questions
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Newbery, David M
Dewey number
363.6
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HD2763 -- N45 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
The Walras-Pareto lectures
Series volume
2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public utilities
  • Privatization
  • Public utilities
  • Privatization
  • Public utilities
  • Public utilities
Label
Privatization, Restructuring and Regulation of Network Utilities
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [439]-452) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface; Abbreviation and Units; Privatization, Restructuring, and Regulation of Network Utilities; Introduction; The Problem of Regulatory Commitment; Ownership of Network Utilities; Theories of Regulation; Introducing Competition into Network Utilities; Reforming the Electricity Supply Industry; Liberalizing the Telecommunications Industry; Deregulation and Restructuring in Gas; Conclusions; Notes; References; Index
Control code
939263558
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (479 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262280587
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 5579
  • 9780262280587
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)939263558
Label
Privatization, Restructuring and Regulation of Network Utilities
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [439]-452) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface; Abbreviation and Units; Privatization, Restructuring, and Regulation of Network Utilities; Introduction; The Problem of Regulatory Commitment; Ownership of Network Utilities; Theories of Regulation; Introducing Competition into Network Utilities; Reforming the Electricity Supply Industry; Liberalizing the Telecommunications Industry; Deregulation and Restructuring in Gas; Conclusions; Notes; References; Index
Control code
939263558
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (479 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262280587
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 5579
  • 9780262280587
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)939263558

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