Regulation under Financial Constraints
This article studies a simple procurement problem (Laffont and Tirole,1993) where the regulator faces a cash-in-advance constraint. The introduction of such a constraint not only reduces the amount of public good provided but also limits the instruments available to the regulator. The wealth constraint could change the optimal regulatory contract from a two-part tariff, where the quantities produced depend on the firm's cost, to a less efficient fixed fee where the firm produces the same quantity whatever its cost. Copyright CIRIEC, 2004.
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Volume (Year): 75 (2004)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
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