The impact of productive efficiency and quality of a regulated local public utility on final goods prices
AbstractIn this note we reconstruct the process by a which the decisions of a regulated local public utility, in terms of productive efficiency and quality of the service provided, impact on prices of final consumption goods, supplied in a oligopolistic market operating in the same geographic area. We obtain some formula for these effects which can be quantified by estimating firms’ conditional input demand function of the public service and firms’ inverse demand function for the public good, non-rival, component of this.
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Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: 2007
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regulation; x-efficiency; oligopoly;
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