Regulation Networks Systems
Concentration: Economic Analysis
This course deals with public regulation of industries. It puts particular emphasis on the regulatory reform movement and the compatibility of regulation and competition. The main focus is on network industries, telecommunications and electricity in particular. Other network industries include postal services, railroads, gas pipelines, water supplies, or even ATM and credit card services. While the US and European contexts receive particular attention, inferences are drawn to other countries. We will try to balance theoretical and policy questions in the course.