Title: On the design of regulatory price adjustment mechanisms
Authors: Baron, DP ×
De Bondt, Raymond #
Issue Date: 1981
Series Title: Journal of Economic Theory vol:24 issue:1 pages:70-94
Abstract: Price adjustment mechanisms are employed in the electric utility industry to pass changes in fuel costs on to consumers without formal rate review by a regulatory commission. The predictability of this pass-through and the regulator's limited ability to observe the actions of a firm can create potential incentive problems associated with the choices of technology and fuel supply. This paper is concerned with the regulatory design of pass-through formulas when a factor price is uncertain. The optimal design involves deviating from the full-information optimal price formulas in order to mitigate the incentive problems.
ISSN: 0022-0531
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation (MSI), Leuven
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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