The Regulation of Public Utilities
This volume is a classic reference, previously out of print, and available again by popular demand!
Simply put: this book is an indispensable reference for anyone seeking a clear guide to the development of regulations for today's utility industries.
Since the publication of the first edition of The Regulation of Public Utilities, utility executives, regulators and students of regulation have turned to this reference as their guide to public utilities in the American economy.
The changing nature of the business of America's public utilities has been accompanied by modifications to the economic and legal concepts underlying public utility regulation.
Dr. Charles F. Phillips, Jr. reviews and analyzes the development of economic regulation, emphasizing both past and possible future issues confronting the public utility sector. The third edition provides an overview of the evolution of public utility regulation and reflects on the future direction of regulatory policies. In addition, this volume contains a list of some of the most historically significant commission rulings and court decisions affecting public utilities.
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AUTHOR: Dr. Charles F. Phillips, Jr.
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Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Public Utilities in the American Economy
PART I: The Economic, Legal, and Administrative Concepts of Public Utility Regulation
Chapter 2: The Economic Concepts of Regulation
Chapter 3: Legal Concepts of Public Utility Regulation
Chapter 4: Independent Regulatory Commissions
PART II: The Theory of Public Utility Regulation
Chapter 5: The Goals, Procedures, and Theories of Public Utility Regulation
Chapter 6: Accounting and Finance
Chapter 7: Operating Expenses, Depreciation, and Taxes
Chapter 8: The Rate Base
Chapter 9: The Rate of Return
Chapter 10: The Rate Structure
Chapter 11: The Rate Structure (Continued)
Chapter 12: Service, Safety, and Management Efficiency
PART III: The Public Utility Industries
Chapter 13: The Electric Power Industry
Chapter 14: The Natural Gas Industry
Chapter 15: The Telecommunications Industry
Chapter 16: The Water Industry
PART IV: An Appraisal—and a Challenge
Chapter 17: An Appraisal of Regulation Indexes
Index of Cases
Index of Names
Index of Subjects