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Regulation, Markets and Poverty

Edited by Paul Cook, Director, Centre on Regulation and Competition (CRC), University of Manchester, UK and Sarah Mosedale, Editorial Consultant and Associate, CRC, University of Manchester, UK
Regulation, Markets and Poverty incorporates the main policy implications arising from theoretical and empirical research into competition, regulation and regulatory governance in developing countries. This analysis often challenges conventional wisdom and draws on the work of leading experts from a range of disciplines.
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Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 978 1 84720 010 5
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Publication Date: 2008
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  • Development Studies
  • Development Economics
  • Development Studies
  • Economics and Finance
  • Competition Policy
  • Development Economics
  • Economic Regulation and Governance
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Public Policy
  • Regulation and Governance
Regulation, Markets and Poverty analyses the policy implications of research into issues of competition, regulation and regulatory governance in developing countries. Particular attention is paid to factors affecting poverty and to the connection between regulation, competition and poverty. It represents the culmination of research undertaken in the past five years by the Centre on Regulation and Competition.

Written in a non-technical manner with references to the more technical literature, each chapter draws on the work of leading experts across a range of disciplines who frequently challenge conventional wisdom.

This accessible and lively study will appeal to policymakers and practitioners dealing with regulation and competition in developing countries, postgraduate students of regulation, competition, public policy and international business. Staff of international development agencies and NGOs working on governance issues, competitiveness, utility policy and infrastructure investment will also find this important book of value and interest.
Contributors: J. Brown, L. f Cariño, P. Cook, G.M. de Paula, R. Duncombe, D. Eldridge, R. Fabella, C. Figueira, B. Goulden, T. Hartzenberg, R. Heeks, J. Henderson, J. Jordana, C. Kirkpatrick, M. Knight-John, C. Lee, D. Levi-Faur, J.S. Metcalfe, M. Minogue, D. Mitlin, S. Mosedale, A. Ogus, D. Parker, R. Phillips, R. Ramlogan, Y. Uchida, E. Yonnedi, Q. Zhang, Y.-F. Zhang
Contents:

Preface
Paul Cook and Martin Minogue

1. Introduction

PART I: COMPETITION
2. Competition and Innovation

3. Designing Competition Policy

4. Technological and Trade Competitiveness

PART II: REGULATORY GOVERNANCE
5. Why Regulatory Governance Matters

6. Regulatory Policy Transfer

PART III: REGULATION
7. Regulating Utilities in Developing Countries

8. Problems of Utility Privatization

9. Regulating through Ethical Trade

10. Regulatory Impact Assessment: Improving Regulatory Quality in Developing Countries

PART IV: CAPACITY BUILDING FOR REGULATION
11. Capacity Building for Regulation

12. A Regulator’s Toolkit for Capacity Building

PART V: COMPETITION, REGULATION AND POVERTY
13. Water Subsidies and the Poor

14. Competition and Regulation: The Connection with Poverty and Income Distribution

Bibliography

Index