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International Handbook on Economic Regulation

Edited by the late Michael A. Crew, formerly CRRI Professor of Regulatory Economics and Director, Center for Research in Regulated Industries (CRRI), Rutgers Business School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, US and David Parker, formerly Research Professor in Privatisation and Regulation, Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, UK and Co-Director, Regulation Research Programme, Centre on Regulation and Competition, University of Manchester, UK
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.
Extent: 424 pp
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Publication Date: 2006
ISBN: 978 1 84376 671 1
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Competition Policy
  • Economic Regulation and Governance
  • Industrial Economics
  • Public Sector Economics
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
• 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.
Contributors: T. Ballance, P. Burns, I. Byatt, L.J. Cameron, P. Cook, M.A. Crew, T. Dassler, G.M. Duncan, D. Elliott, M. Harker, A. Heyes, C. Jenkins, T. Jenkinson, C. Kirkpatrick, P.R. Kleindorfer, C. Liston, E. Marshall, L. Mathieu, D. Parker, S. Reid, M. Ricketts, C. Robinson, D.S. Saal, I. Savage, T.J. Tardiff, P. Vass, C. Waddams Price, T. Weyman-Jones
Contents:

Preface

1. Development in the Theory and Practice of Regulatory Economics
Michael A. Crew and David Parker

2. Economic Regulation: Principles, History and Methods
Martin Ricketts

3. Regulation, Pricing and Social Welfare
Michael A. Crew and Paul R. Kleindorfer

4. Regulating Prices and Service Quality
Dan Elliott

5. Utility Regulation and Competition in Developing Countries
Paul Cook

6. Performance Benchmarking in Utility Regulation: Principles and the UK’s Experience
David Parker, Thoralf Dassler and David S. Saal

7. Regulation and the Cost of Capital
Tim Jenkinson

8. Information Revelation and Incentives
Phil Burns, Cloda Jenkins and Thomas Weyman-Jones

9. Regulatory Governance and the Lessons from UK Practice
Peter Vass

10. Regulation and Consumer Representation
Michael Harker, Laurence Mathieu and Catherine Waddams Price

11. Regulatory Impact Assessment
Colin Kirkpatrick

12. Economics of Environmental Regulation: Instruments and Cases
Anthony Heyes and Catherine Liston

13. The Economics of Access and Interconnection Charges in Telecommunications
Timothy J. Tardiff

14. Regulation and the Structure of the Telecommunications Industry
Gregory M. Duncan and Lisa J. Cameron

15. The Regulation of Energy: Issues and Pitfalls
Colin Robinson and Eileen Marshall

16. Economic Regulation of Transport: Principles and Experience
Ian Savage

17. Regulation of Water and Sewerage Services
Ian Byatt, Tony Ballance and Scott Reid

Index