Delegating Infrastructure Projects with Open Access
AbstractThis paper provides a simple model that examines a firmfs incentive to invest in a network infrastructure through coalition formation in an open access environment with a deregulated retail market. A regulator faces a dilemma between inducing an incentive for efficient investment and reducing the distortion generated by imperfect competition. We show that, in such a case, the degree of cost-reducing effect of the investment is crucial from a welfare point of view. In particular, when network investment through coalition formation creates a large (small) cost-reducing effect, the regulator can (should not) delegate an investment decision to firms with an appropriate level of access charge.
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Volume (Year): 88 (2006)
Issue (Month): 3 (09)
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network infrastructure; coalition; access charge; delegation; L13; L22; L43; L90;
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- Keizo Mizuno & Testuya Shinkai, 2006. "Delegating Infrastructure Projects with Open Access," Discussion Paper Series 28, School of Economics, Kwansei Gakuin University, revised Jan 2006.
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- L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
- L43 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - Legal Monopolies and Regulation or Deregulation
- L90 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - General
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