Annotated Reading List for Foundations of Regulation

Rationale for Regulation, Including Regulation of Monopolies and Oversight of Competitive Markets, Public Interest Theory, Interest Group Theory, and the Difference Between Normative and Positive Theories of Regulation.

Core References Understanding Regulation: Theory, Strategy, and Practice New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. Baldwin, Robert, and Martin Cave Examines the rationale for regulation, including . [ Read more ... ]

Rationale for Reform of Utility Markets (e.g. Fiscal Constraints, Technological Change, Policy Innovations, Incentives for Efficiency) and the Elements of Market Reform, Including Private Participation, Liberalization, and Regulation.

Core References Private Participation in Infrastructure in Developing Countries: Trends, Impacts, and Policy Lessons Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 2003. Harris, Clive Explains the rise and fall of. [ Read more ... ]

Common Roles of Regulators

Note: Readers should cross-reference this section with Regulatory Objectives and Priorities on objectives and priorities. Core References Managing the Regulatory Process: Design, Concepts, Issues, . [ Read more ... ]

Regulatory Objectives and Priorities, Including Trade-Offs in Objectives and Achieving Balance in Pursuing Objectives

Note: Readers should cross-reference this section with Common Roles of Regulators on roles of regulators. Core References Managing the Regulatory Process: Design, Concepts, Issues, and the Latin Am. [ Read more ... ]

Regulation of Market Structure vs. Regulation of Conduct

Core References Understanding Regulation: Theory, Strategy, and Practice New York: Oxford University Press, 1999, Chapters 4 and 16. Baldwin, Robert, and Martin Cave Describes basic regulatory str. [ Read more ... ]

Regulation of Public vs. Private Companies, of Existing vs. New Firms

Note: Readers should cross-reference this section with Market Structure and Competition, Financial Analysis, Price Level Regulation and Regulatory Process for information on these issues as they rela. [ Read more ... ]

Options and Critiques for Private Participation In Infrastructure

Note: Readers should cross-reference this section with chapters on Market Structure and Competition, Financial Analysis, Pricing, and Regulatory Process for information on these issues as they relate . [ Read more ... ]

Regulatory Instruments (Primary and Secondary Legislation, Licenses, Concessions)

Core References Understanding Regulation: Theory, Strategy, and Practice New York: Oxford University Press, 1999, Chapter 4. Baldwin, Robert, and Martin Cave Describes basic regulatory strategies,. [ Read more ... ]

Informational Asymmetry, Limits to Regulation, and Implications for Using Incentives Versus Command and Control

Core References Privatization, Restructuring, and Regulation of Network Industries Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999, Chapter 2. Newbery, David M. Explains that the interaction between the regulator . [ Read more ... ]

Law and Economics

Core References Judicial Corruption in Developing Countries: Its Causes and Economic Consequences Berkeley Olin Program in Law & Economics, Working Paper Series, University of California, Berkel. [ Read more ... ]