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Regulating Infrastructure

Monopoly, Contracts, and Discretion

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$43.00 • £37.95 • €39.95

ISBN 9780674022386

Publication Date: 09/01/2006


448 pages

7 line illustrations, 29 tables


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Gómez-Ibáñez uses a rich set of case studies to analyse how and why…different institutional designs are chosen and reformed. The author’s range is exceptionally wide: Sri Lanka, the U.S., Britain and Argentina; he tackles telecommunications, railroads, airlines, electricity, buses and water; and spans time periods from the 1950s to today. The result is a remarkable array of examples, information and analyses. In explaining institutional design, he offers a series of fascinating arguments using opportunism and transaction-cost analysis as a starting point rather than as a constraining simplifying theme.—Mark Thatcher, Times Higher Education Supplement

Regulating Infrastructure: Monopoly, Contracts, and Discretion is a book that merges the modern economics of the firm with traditional regulatory concerns in an original and provocative way. It is a valuable contribution to the literature that should be read by anyone concerned with redefining regulation for the new century.—Michael E. Levine, Yale Law School

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