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Public Utility Ownership in 19th-Century America: The “Aberrant” Case of Water

Scott E. Masten.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

October 2011; p ublished online January 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Energy and Utilities; Regional and Urban Economic History; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise. 21076 words.

Unlike other public utilities, most water in the United States is supplied by publicly owned and operated waterworks. The predominance of the public sector in the supply of water was not...

Regulation of Natural Gas in the United States, Canada, and Europe: Prospects for a Low Carbon Fuel

Jeff D. Makholm.

in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Energy and Utilities; Economic History; Production and Organizations; Law and Economics; Regulation and Industrial Policy. 9920 words.

The United States and Canada have seen a competitive and technological revolution in unconventional natural gas production in the 21st Century—dramatically lowering the price of gas and...

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SOCIALISM FOR RED STATES IN THE ELECTRIC UTILITY INDUSTRY

Richard Schmalensee.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Energy and Utilities; Economic History; Energy Economics; Publicly Provided Goods. 7221 words.

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the other federal electric utilities were created under Democratic administrations, and their service territories were initially bluer (that is,...