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Economics of regulation and antitrust

Author: W Kip Viscusi; Joseph Emmett Harrington; John M Vernon
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2005.
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This new edition of the leading text on business and government focuses on the insights economic reasoning can provide in analyzing regulatory and antitrust issues. Departing from the traditional emphasis on institutions, Economics of Regulation and Antitrust asks how economic theory and empirical analyses can illuminate the character of market operation and the role for government action and brings new developments  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Viscusi, W. Kip.
Economics of regulation and antitrust.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2005041983
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: W Kip Viscusi; Joseph Emmett Harrington; John M Vernon
ISBN: 9780262285582 0262285584
OCLC Number: 560588699
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 927 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The making of a regulation --
3. Introduction to antitrust --
4. Efficiency and technical progress --
5. Oligopoly, collusion, and antitrust --
6. Market structure and strategic competition --
7. Mergers --
8. Vertical mergers and vertical restraints --
9. Monopolization and price discrimination --
10. Introduction to economic regulation --
11. Theory of natural monopoly --
12. Natural monopoly regulation and electric power --
13. Franchise bidding and cable television --
14. Public enterprise --
15. Dynamic issues in natural monopoly regulation : telecommunications --
16. The regulation of potentially competitive markets : theory and estimation methods --
17. Economic regulation of transportation : surface freight and airlines --
18. Economic regulation of energy : crude oil and natural gas --
19. Introduction : the emergence of health, safety, and environmental regulation --
20. Valuing life and other nonmonetary benefits --
21. Environmental regulation --
22. Product safety --
23. Regulation of workplace health and safety --
24. Patents and pharmaceuticals.
Responsibility: W. Kip Viscusi, Joseph E. Harrington, Jr., John M. Vernon.

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