Carnegie Mellon University

Economic Regulation of Networked Industries

Course Number: 47887

This course will examine principles of economic regulation of networked industries such as gas, electricity, water and telecommunications, including economic justifications for price regulation (e.g. natural monopoly); alternative approaches to price regulation (Rate of Return, Price Caps), cost allocation and pricing in multiproduct industries (e.g. Ramsey prices); tariff design (single and multipart tariffs, capacity charges, peak load pricing); regulation in the presence of competition (cross subsidy and predatory pricing; access pricing); and institutional issues in regulatory agencies (design of independent regulatory agencies, incorporation of public input, public choice theory, regulatory capture).

Degree: PhD
Concentration: Economics
Academic Year: 2022-2023
Semester(s): Mini 2
Required/Elective: Elective
Units: 6


Lecture: 100 minutes/week and Recitation: 50 minutes/week