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Regulation by Price Adjustment

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    The regulatory price-adjustment process originally proposed by Vogelsang and Finsinger has been shown to be vulnerable to strategic manipulation by the regulated firm. This article proposes several modifications to that scheme which improve its performance and broaden its applicability. Inclusion of a monopoly franchise market and the firm's past prices and earnings in the price-adjustment constraints are shown to ensure efficient production by the firm and convergence to Ramsey prices regardless of the firm's cost structure.

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    Article provided by The RAND Corporation in its journal RAND Journal of Economics.

    Volume (Year): 21 (1990)
    Issue (Month): 1 (Spring)
    Pages: 72-82

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    Handle: RePEc:rje:randje:v:21:y:1990:i:spring:p:72-82

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    1. Covaleski, Mark A. & Dirsmith, Mark W., 1995. "The preservation and use of public resources: Transforming the immoral into the merely factual," Accounting, Organizations and Society, Elsevier, vol. 20(2-3), pages 147-173.
    2. Evangelinos, Christos, 2013. "Infrastrukturpreise: Eine normativ-theoretische Analyse," Discussion Papers 1/2013, Dresden University of Technology, Faculty of Transportation and Traffic Sciences "Friedrich List", Institute for Transport and Economics.
    3. Graeme Guthrie, 2006. "Regulating Infrastructure: The Impact on Risk and Investment," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 44(4), pages 925-972, December.
    4. Roques, Fabien A. & Savva, Nicos, 2009. "Investment under uncertainty with price ceilings in oligopolies," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 33(2), pages 507-524, February.

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