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James M. Griffin and Steven L. Puller

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780226308562

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226308586.001.0001

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Introduction A Primer on Electricity and the Economics of Deregulation

Introduction A Primer on Electricity and the Economics of Deregulation

(p.1) Introduction A Primer on Electricity and the Economics of Deregulation
Electricity Deregulation

James M. Griffin

Steven L. Puller

University of Chicago Press

This introductory chapter provides a primer on electricity in order to explain how economists think about deregulation and to preview the contents of the rest of the book. The first section of this volume describes experiences and case studies in electricity restructuring and the second section is about policies for successful market design. The specific topics covered in this book include the difficult transition to competitive electricity markets in the U.S., the restructuring of the electricity industry in England and Wales and the oversight restructured electricity markets.

Keywords:   electricity industry, deregulation, electricity restructuring, electricity markets, U.S., England, Wales

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