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Price capping and peak-load pricing in network industries

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This paper examines the effects of various price-cap rules on peakload pricing. The issue recently gains practical importance in regulated network industries. The formal approach reveals that efficiency properties of various price-cap rules are, notwithstanding some problems, fairly good. A discussion of some practically relevant objections suggests that these objections may be not sufficiently convincing to prohibit (or restrict) peak-load pricing. Overall, a strong case can be made for allowing price-cap regulated firms the flexibility to apply peak-load pricing, if the alternatives are to have either no peak-load pricing or have the regulator prescribe the peak-load structure.

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  • Brunekreeft, Gert, 2000. "Price capping and peak-load pricing in network industries," Discussion Papers 73, University of Freiburg, Institute for Transport Economics and Regional Policy.
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:aluivr:73
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    1. Brunekreeft, Gert & Keller, Katja, 2001. "Sektorspezifische Ex-ante-Regulierung der deutschen Stromwirtschaft?," Discussion Papers 80, University of Freiburg, Institute for Transport Economics and Regional Policy.
    2. Knieps, Günter, 2000. "Marktkonforme Infrastrukturbenutzungsgebühren: Zur Notwendigkeit eines mehrstufigen Tarifkonzepts," Discussion Papers 70, University of Freiburg, Institute for Transport Economics and Regional Policy.
    3. Knieps, Günter, 2001. "Regulatory reform of European telecommunications: Past experience and forward-looking perspectives," Discussion Papers 77, University of Freiburg, Institute for Transport Economics and Regional Policy.
    4. Brunekreeft, Gert, 2001. "Regulation and third-party discrimination in vertically related markets: The case of German electricity," Discussion Papers 74 [rev.], University of Freiburg, Institute for Transport Economics and Regional Policy.
    5. Gabelmann, Anne, 2000. "Regulierung auf lokalen Telekommunikationsmärkten: Entbündelter Netzzugang in der Peripherie," Discussion Papers 68, University of Freiburg, Institute for Transport Economics and Regional Policy.
    6. Brunekreeft, Gert & Gross, Wolfgang, 2000. "Prices for long-distance voice telephony in Germany," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 24(10-11), pages 929-945, November.
    7. Knieps, Günter, 2000. "Wettbewerb um Subventionen im Regionalverkehr," Discussion Papers 69, University of Freiburg, Institute for Transport Economics and Regional Policy.
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    Keywords

    regulation; peak-load pricing; network-industries;

    JEL classification:

    • D4 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design
    • L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation
    • L96 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Telecommunications

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