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Price cap regulation and the ratchet effect: a generalized index approach

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  • Anna Bottasso

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  • Maurizio Conti

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  • Anna Bottasso & Maurizio Conti, 2009. "Price cap regulation and the ratchet effect: a generalized index approach," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 32(3), pages 191-201, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jproda:v:32:y:2009:i:3:p:191-201
    DOI: 10.1007/s11123-009-0140-z
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    Keywords

    Regulation; Technical change; Price cap; Ratchet effect; Incentives; D21; D24; L51; L95;

    JEL classification:

    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation
    • L95 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Gas Utilities; Pipelines; Water Utilities

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