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Incentive regulation, service quality, and standards in U.S. electricity distribution

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  • Anna Ter-Martirosyan
  • John Kwoka

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  • Anna Ter-Martirosyan & John Kwoka, 2010. "Incentive regulation, service quality, and standards in U.S. electricity distribution," Journal of Regulatory Economics, Springer, vol. 38(3), pages 258-273, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:regeco:v:38:y:2010:i:3:p:258-273
    DOI: 10.1007/s11149-010-9126-z
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    4. Cronin, Francis J. & Motluk, Stephen, 2011. "Ten years after restructuring: Degraded distribution reliability and regulatory failure in Ontario," Utilities Policy, Elsevier, vol. 19(4), pages 235-243.
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    7. Guerriero, Carmine, 2013. "The political economy of incentive regulation: Theory and evidence from US states," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 41(1), pages 91-107.
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    14. Nykamp, Stefan & Andor, Mark & Hurink, Johann L., 2012. "‘Standard’ incentive regulation hinders the integration of renewable energy generation," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 47(C), pages 222-237.
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    Keywords

    Incentive regulation; Service quality; Electric power; Cost incentives; L94; L98; L5;

    JEL classification:

    • L94 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Electric Utilities
    • L98 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Government Policy
    • L5 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy

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