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Regulation and its reform

Author: Stephen G Breyer
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©1982.
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Stephen Breyer's book is not merely a utilitarian analysis or a legal discussion of procedures; it employs the widest possible perspective to survey the full implications of government regulation--  Read more...

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Breyer, Stephen G., 1938-
Regulation and its reform.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©1982
(DLC) 81006753
(OCoLC)7653140
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen G Breyer
ISBN: 9780674028760 0674028767
OCLC Number: 464629172
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 472 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""Preface""; ""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""The Object and Approach of This Book""; ""Limitations""; ""I A Theory of Regulation""; ""1 Typical Justifications for Regulation""; ""The Control of Monopoly Power""; ""Rent Control or ""Excess Profits""""; ""Compensating for Spillovers (Externalities)""; ""Inadequate Information""; ""Excessive Competition: The Empty Box""; ""Other Justifications""; ""The Mixture of Rationales""; ""2 Cost-or-Service Ratemaking""; ""The System""; ""The Problems""; ""Conclusion""; ""3 Historically Based Price Regulation""; ""The System""; ""The Problems"" ""Conclusion""""4 Allocation under a Public Interest Standard""; ""The System""; ""Conclusion""; ""5 Standard Setting""; ""The System""; ""Problems Inherent in the Process""; ""Conclusion""; ""6 Historically Based Allocation""; ""The System""; ""The Need for Exceptions""; ""The Exception Process""; ""Conclusion""; ""7 Individualized Screening""; ""The Food Additive Screening System""; ""Problems with This Form of Regulation""; ""Conclusion""; ""8 Alternatives to Classical Regulation""; ""Unregulated Markets Policed by Antitrust""; ""Disclosure""; ""Taxes"" ""The Creation of Marketable Property Rights""""Changes in Liability Rules""; ""Bargaining""; ""Nationalization""; ""9 General Guidelines for Policy Makers""; ""II Appropriate Solutions""; ""10 Match and Mismatch""; ""11 Mismatch: Excessive Competition and Airline Regulation""; ""The Industry""; ""Regulation""; ""Harmful Effects of Regulation""; ""Mismatch as Cause""; ""An Alternative to Classical Regulation""; ""Conclusion""; ""12 Mismatch: Excessive Competition and the Trucking Industry""; ""The Industry and Regulation""; ""The Effects of Regulation"" ""Alternatives to Classical Regulation""""Conclusion""; ""13 Mismatch: Rent Control and Natural Gas Field Prices""; ""The Industry""; ""Regulation""; ""Adverse Effects""; ""The Mismatch and the Shortage""; ""The Mismatch and Natural Gas Allocation""; ""Alternatives""; ""Conclusion""; ""14 Partial Mismatch: Spillovers and Environmental Pollution""; ""The Problems of Standard Setting""; ""Incentive-Based Systems: Taxes and Marketable Rights""; ""Conclusion""; ""15 Problems of a Possible Match: Natural Monopoly and Telecommunications""; ""The Characteristics of the Longline Problem"" ""The FCC's Response to the Problem""""The Basic Choices""; ""Conclusion""; ""III Practical Reform""; ""16 From Candidate to Reform""; ""The Elements of Implementation""; ""The Kennedy Hearings""; ""Conclusion""; ""17 Generic Approaches to Regulatory Reform""; ""Better Personnel""; ""Procedural Changes""; ""Structural Change""; ""Encouraging Substantive Refonn""; ""Appendix 1 The Regulatory Agencies""; ""Appendix 2 A Note on Administrative Law""; ""Further Reading""; ""Notes""; ""Index""
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An excellent summary of regulatory practice and policy...It tells us how regulation works, when it fails, where it should be changed, and what to do to change it. American Political Science Review

 
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