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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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Dino Falaschetti.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

December 2008; p ublished online June 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Marketing; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Energy and Utilities; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Law and Economics; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Public Economics. 12089 words.

When basic competition rules cannot stop market power abuses, industry-specific regulations can improve economic performance. But regulations are also more immediately exposed to political...

Crisis, sustainability of electricity prices and state interventions in Argentina

Hulya Dagdeviren.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

April 2012; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Energy and Utilities; Industry Studies; Public Economics; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 8713 words.

This article examines the sustainability of wholesale power prices following the 2001 economic crisis in Argentina. We depart from the contractual disputes between the multinational power...

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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...

Firms Operating under Electricity Constraints in Developing Countries

Philippe Alby, Jean-Jacques Dethier and Stéphane Straub.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2013; p ublished online June 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Energy and Utilities; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 8171 words.

Many developing countries are unable to provide their industrial sectors with reliable electric power, with the result that many enterprises must contend with an insufficient and unreliable...

Political Accountability and Regulatory Performance in Infrastructure Industries: An Empirical Analysis

Farid Gasmi, Paul Noumba Um and Laura Recuero Virto.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2009; p ublished online October 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Public Economics; Energy and Utilities; Single Equation Models; Single Variables. 8042 words.

The relationship between the quality of political institutions and the performance of regulation has recently assumed greater prominence in the policy debate on the effectiveness of...

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,...