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Broadband Internet: An Information Superhighway to Sex Crime?

Manudeep Bhuller, Tarjei Havnes, Edwin Leuven and Magne Mogstad.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Energy and Utilities; Publicly Provided Goods; Single Equation Models; Single Variables. 15430 words.

Does internet use trigger sex crime? We use unique Norwegian data on crime and internet adoption to shed light on this question. A public program with limited funding rolled out broadband...

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A critical assessment of transaction cost theory and governance of public services with special reference to water and sanitation

Hulya Dagdeviren and Simon A. Robertson.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

November 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Economic Thought (to 1925); Publicly Provided Goods; Public Economics; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Energy and Utilities. 10222 words.

This paper aims to provide a critical assessment of Oliver Williamson’s work on the choice between public and private governance by focusing on his central proposition that public...

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...


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,...