Backward or Forward-Looking Utility Rates?

Public Utilities Fortnightly, Vol. 102, No. 4, August 17, 1978

2 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2013

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Steve H. Hanke

Johns Hopkins University - Department of Economics

Abstract

Debates about the efficacy of public utility rates continue to occur in every state as well as the nation's Capitol. However, the central question continues to elude policymakers: Should the costs which are used to determine utility rates be backward or forward-looking? To answer this questions, backward-looking and forward-looking costs must be defined.

Keywords: Steve, Hanke, Public, Utilities, Fortnightly, Backward, Forward, Looking, Utility, Rates, Debate, 1978

Suggested Citation

Hanke, Steve H., Backward or Forward-Looking Utility Rates?. Public Utilities Fortnightly, Vol. 102, No. 4, August 17, 1978. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2256703

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