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Economics (MindTap Course List)

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Roger A. Arnold
ISBN: 9781337617383

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Economics (MindTap Course List)

13th Edition
Roger A. Arnold
ISBN: 9781337617383
Textbook Problem

George Stigler and Claire Friedland studied both unregulated and regulated electric utilities and found no difference in the rates they charged. One could draw the conclusion that regulation is ineffective when it comes to utility rates. What ideas or hypotheses presented in this chapter might have predicted this result?

To determine

Explain the hypothesis which predicts that the result of regulation is ineffective when it comes to utility rate.

Explanation

According to person S and C’s study based on the unregulated and regulated electric utilities, there is no difference in the rates they charged and hence, the regulation is in...

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