Notes on References

Major References

The following references address several topics in the ARL but might be hard to obtain. Some are not listed in the ARL, but are listed here for persons interested in further study.

The Regulation of Investment in Utilities: Concepts and Applications
Washington, D.C.: The World Bank, 2005.
Alexander, Ian, and Clive Harris

Regulatory Reform: Economic Analysis and British Experience
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1999.
Armstrong, Mark, Simon Cowan, and John Vickers

Understanding Regulation: Theory, Strategy, and Practice
New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Baldwin, Robert, and Martin Cave

Principles of Public Utility Rates
Arlington, VA: Public Utilities Reports, 1988.
Bonbright, James C., Albert L. Danielsen, and David R. Kamerschen

Handbook for Evaluating Infrastructure Regulatory Systems
Washington, DC: The World Bank Group, 2006.
Brown, Ashley C., Jon Stern, and Bernard Tenenbaum

Service Quality Regulation in Electricity Distribution and Retail
Berlin, Germany, and New York, New York: Springer, 2007.
Fumagalli, Elena, Luca lo Schiavo, and Florence Delestre

Resetting Price Controls for Privatized Utilities: A Manual for Regulators
Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 1999.
Green, Richard, and Martin Rodriguez Pardina

Regulating Infrastructure: Monopoly, Contracts, and Discretion
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003.
Gómez-Ibáñez, José

Managing the Regulatory Process: Design, Concepts, Issues, and the Latin America and Caribbean Story
Washington, D.C.: The World Bank Group, 1999.
Guasch, J. Luis, and Pablo Spiller

Making Competition Work in Electricity
New York: Wiley & Sons, 2002.
Hunt, Sally

The Economics of Regulation: Principles and Institutions
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1988, Reissue Edition.
Kahn, Alfred

Regulation in Developing Countries
Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Laffont, Jean-Jacques

Fundamentals of Energy Regulation
Arlington, VA: Public Utilities Reports, 2007.
Lesser, Jonathan A., and Leonardo R. Giacchino

Competitive Electricity Markets and Sustainability, Northhampton
MA: Elgar, 2007.
Lévêque, François (ed.)

An Introduction to Law and Regulation
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Morgan, B. and K. Yeung

Privatization, Restructuring, and Regulation of Network Industries
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999.
Newbery, David M.

Accounting for Infrastructure Regulation: An Introduction
Washington, D.C.: The World Bank, 2008.
Rodriguez Pardina, Martin, Richard Schlirf Rapti, and Eric Groom

The Regulation of Public Utilities
Arlington, VA: Public Utilities Reports, 1993.
Phillips, Charles F., Jr.

Economics of Regulation and Antitrust
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 2000.
Viscusi, W. Kip, John M. Vernon, and Joseph E. Harrington, Jr.


Technical References

Many excellent economic texts on utility regulation are too technical for the non-economist reader. The authors have tried to avoid these texts as much as possible, although some of the readings do contain technical equations and discussion. Such references were included only when less technical, high quality references could not be found on the given topic. Below are listed some technical economics texts that might be useful for readers who wish to do further, in-depth study of regulatory economics.

Natural Monopoly Regulation: Principles and Practice
Cambridge Surveys of Economic Literature Series, Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Berg, Sanford V., and John Tschirhart

The Theory of Public Utility Pricing
Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1986.
Brown, S.J., and D.S. Sibley

International Handbook on Economic Regulation
Northhampton, MA: Elgar, 2008.
Crew, M. and D. Parker

A Theory of Incentives in Procurement and Regulation
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1993.
Laffont, Jean-Jacques, and Jean Tirole

Telecommunications Pricing: Theory and Practice
Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Mitchell, B., and I. Vogelsang

Optimal Regulation: The Economic Theory of Natural Monopoly
Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 1991.
Train, Kenneth E.