Economic Regulation of Utility Industries

Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 35, No. 30, pp. 2657-2661, 2000

Posted: 12 Jan 2011

Date Written: 2000

Abstract

This paper addresses some important issues of regulatory institutions in India. The regulators should be chosen for their economic and technical understanding of the respective sectors. They should function as an agent for the government and the consumers of the regulated utility. The pros and cons of the rate of return and price cap regulation are discussed in this article, and it is argued that price cap regulation deserves careful consideration in the debate in India.

Keywords: Price cap regulation, India, utility regulation

Suggested Citation

Kodwani, Devendra G., Economic Regulation of Utility Industries (2000). Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 35, No. 30, pp. 2657-2661, 2000, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1738498

Devendra G. Kodwani (Contact Author)

The Open University, UK ( email )

Milton Keynes, MK6 7AA
United Kingdom

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