Cost Calculation

  • Nicolas Curien


The aim of this chapter is to provide some concepts and methods for calculating costs in a network industry. Although our analysis is not specific to electricity, it should be profitably applicable to sharing the cost of the electric grid, with the objective of access pricing.


Cost Function Opportunity Cost Incremental Cost Input Price Electricity Network 
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Further Readings

  1. Fuss, Melvyn and Daniel McFadden (1979), Editors, Production Economics: a Dual Approach to Theory and Applications, North Holland, Vol 1, 481 p., Vol. 2, 338 p.Google Scholar
  2. Kiss, Ferenc and Bernard Lefebvre (1987), “Econometric Models of Telecommunications Firms”, in L’économie des télécommunications, Curien, N. (Ed.) Revue Economique, vol 38, no 2, March, Presses de la Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, pp 307–373.Google Scholar
  3. Roztocki, Narcyz , Introduction to Activity Based Costing:

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicolas Curien
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  1. 1.Département Economie et GestionConservatoire National des Arts et MétiersParisFrance

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