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Price cap regulation: what have we learned from 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry?

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  • David Sappington

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  • Dennis Weisman

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Regulatory Economics.

    Volume (Year): 38 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 3 (December)
    Pages: 227-257

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:regeco:v:38:y:2010:i:3:p:227-257

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    Keywords: Price caps; Performance; Telecommunications; L50; L51; L96;

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    1. Glass, Victor & Stefanova, Stela & Sysuyev, Roman, 2013. "Pooling, a missing element in the rate of return and price cap regulation debate: A comparison of alternative regulatory regimes," Information Economics and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 25(1), pages 1-17.
    2. Valentini, Edilio, 2013. "Indirect Taxation, Public Pricing and Price Cap Regulation: a Synthesis," MPRA Paper 50889, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Michael Crew & Rami Kahlon, 2014. "Guaranteed return regulation: a case study of regulation of water in California," Journal of Regulatory Economics, Springer, vol. 46(1), pages 112-121, August.

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