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Principles of Public Utility Rates

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ISBN: 
978-0-910325-2-33

Catalog:

Since 1961, Principles of Public Utility Rates has laid the foundation of public utility pricing theories, policies and the economic concepts supporting rate designs. This book continues to be the cornerstone reference for everyone involved in analyzing what constitutes fair and reasonable utility rates.

Copyright © 1988

Table of Contents: 

PART ONE: SCOPE AND GENERAL PARADIGM ISSUES

Chapter 1: The Public Utility Concept
Chapter 2: Alternative Paradigms of Regulation
Chapter 3: The Public Interest as the Assumeed Goal of Ratemaking

PART TWO: THE PARADIGM OF PUBLIC UTILITY REGULATION

Chapter 4: The Role of Public Utility Rates
Chapter 5: Cost of Service as a Basic Standard of Reasonableness
Chapter 6: Value of Service as an Ancillary Standard
Chapter 7: Competitive Price as a Rate Regulation Standard
Chapter 8: Social Principles of Ratemaking
Chapter 9: Fairness versus Functional Efficiency in Ratemaking

PART THREE: THE RATE BASE AND RATE OF RETURN

Chapter 10: Criteria of a Fair Return
Chapter 11: The Rate Base - Cost or Value
Chapter 12: The Rate Base - Original Cost with or without Adjustment for Price-Level Changes
Chapter 13: Original an Replacement Cost Standards of Rate Base
Chapter 14: The Fair Rate of Return
Chapter 15: Some Problems with Using a Fair Rate of Return Standard

PART FOUR: THE RATE STRUCTURE

Chapter 16: Criteria of a Sound Rate Structure
Chapter 17: Marginal Costs and Optimal Pricing
Chapter 18: The Philosophy of Marginal-cost Pricing
Chapter 19: Fully Distributed Costs
Chapter 20: Discrimination, Due and Undue

PART FIVE: CRITICISMS OF AND ALTERNATIVES TO TRADITIONAL PUBLIC UTILITY REGULATION

Chapter 21: Criticisms of Alternatives to Traditional Regulation
Chapter 22: Assessment of Competition and Regulation in Telecommunications, Electrics, and Natural Gas

 

Author: 
James C. Bonbright, Albert L. Danielsen, David R. Kamerschen
Pages: 
700
Format: 
Hard Cover