Public Utilities & Rate Regulation: Introduction to Finance and Regulatory Economics 
Public Utilities & Rate Regulation: Introduction to Finance and Regulatory Economics by UC Berkeley / Steve Weissman
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Lecture Description


January 24, 2008



In this video lecture, Prof. Steve Weissman discusses the following topics:

- Basic financial concepts

- Basic economics of competitive and monopoly markets

- Introduction to how regulation addresses natural monopoly

- A brief introduction to monopoly and cost of service regulation

- Historical origins, cases, and commentary

- Major players



 



 



 

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Course Description


In this course, Prof. Steve Weissman gives 15 video lectures on Energy Regulations and the Environment. This course introduces students to the legal, economic, and structural issues that both shape our energy practices and provide opportunities to overcome these critical problems. The course focuses primarily on the regulation and design of electricity systems and markets, since so many energy choices—the use of oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, the green alternatives such as solar, wind, and energy conservation or “demand side management”— relate to the way we generate or deliver electricity, or avoid the need to do so.



 

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