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Methods of network industries regulation


  • Ondřej Machek
  • Jiří Hnilica


This article deals with methodological aspects of utilities´ regulation. First, basic principles of regulation and specialities of firms operating in utilities´ industries are explained. Next, the article discusses three basic regulation methods, including cost-of-service (COS) regulation, incentive (PBR) regulation and yardstick competition. Subsequently, basic principles of setting regulated prices and their adjustment over time are discussed.

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  • Ondřej Machek & Jiří Hnilica, 2010. "Methods of network industries regulation," Ekonomika a Management, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2010(3).
  • Handle: RePEc:prg:jnleam:v:2010:y:2010:i:3:id:100

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    1. Ondřej Machek & Jiří Hnilica, 2013. "International Experiences with Using TFP Benchmarking in Energy Industries Regulation," Ekonomika a Management, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2013(3), pages 62-73.

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    Energetika; síťová odvětví; metody regulace; státní regulace; network industries; regulation methods; state regulation; energy industry;

    JEL classification:

    • G38 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Government Policy and Regulation


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