Sources of Asymmetric Risk in Regulated Industries

Part of the Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy Series book series (TREP, volume 14)


Some background in the relevant economic principles is necessary for the analysis of the following Chapters 5 through 9 on gas pipelines to make sense. In particular, this chapter:
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    1. Contrasts the prices charged for capital investments under competition and under traditional regulation; and

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    2. Explores the kinds of risks that do and do not affect the cost of capital.1



Economic Principle Regulatory Risk Gambling Casino Competitive Prex Capital Charge 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Brattle GroupUSA
  2. 2.Sloan School of ManagementMassachusetts Institute of Technology and The Brattle GroupUSA

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