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Mitchell, Bridger M.

Works: 91 works in 371 publications in 2 languages and 6,863 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: AS36, 384.63
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Most widely held works by Bridger M Mitchell
Telecommunications pricing : theory and practice by Bridger M Mitchell( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analisi: TELECOMUNICAZIONI. MERCATO. Forme di mercato singole : monopolio. Meccanismo del mercato
Regulated industries and public enterprise : European and United States perspectives by Bridger M Mitchell( Book )

16 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Telecommunications competition : the last ten miles by Ingo Vogelsang( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book captures the effects of alternative telecommunications technologies offering access to the switched telephone networks on the marketplace for local telecommunications services. Ingo Vogelsang and Bridger M. Mitchell focus on the local exchange carriers as actors facing new types of competition within the local access and transport areas defined by the 1982 consent decree that divested AT & T of its local operating companies. Vogelsang and Mitchell directly analyze the most pivotal issues raised by the Telecommunications Act of 1996. This book is the first study to evaluate the FCC's landmark order on implementing the local competition provisions of the act
Optimal peak-load pricing for local telephone calls by Rolla Edward Park( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report shows how to find optimal time-of-day measured-rate prices for local telephone calls. It uses a simulation model based on actual telephone traffic data for each hour for a full year. The model calculates capacity cost savings, measurement costs, losses in consumer benefit due to price rationing, and losses due to quantity rationing, to assess the net welfare effects of alternative tariffs. It is the first application of peak-load pricing theory to recognize and account for variation in demand within feasible pricing periods. Feasible tariffs are limited to perhaps three price periods that repeat from day to day, and local telephone demand varies markedly within such periods, sharply limiting the efficiency gains that price rationing can achieve. The findings suggest that, contrary to conventional wisdom, measured-rate pricing of local telephone calls is likely to be less efficient than traditional flat-rate pricing. If local measured service is desirable public policy, it must be justified on grounds other than economic efficiency
Peak-load pricing : European lessons for U.S. energy policy by Bridger M Mitchell( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incremental capital costs of telephone access and local use by Bridger M Mitchell( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marginal and incremental costs are well-established concepts in economics, but are less familiar to local telephone companies and regulators. Incremental costs are the additional costs a firm will incur to expand service in the future. This report develops a methodology for assessing the incremental costs of local telephone services and provides initial estimates of those costs for conditions typical of California markets served by the two major local exchange carriers--Pacific Bell and GTE. The author constructs a small engineering-economic model of the three functional divisions of a local exchange: the local loop (the cables connecting subscribers to the switching point), the central office switch, and the interoffice transport facilities that link switches together. Data for the model are drawn from a wide range of GTE, Pacific Bell, and other industry sources, and are aggregated and combined to obtain values representative of California conditions. In addition, the author examines the salient characteristics of four other services--centrex, private line, voice mail, and common-channel signaling--and identifies functional components and sources of data that can be employed to extend the model developed in this study
Utilization of the U.S. telephone network by Bridger M Mitchell( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and German and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Telephone penetration / demographic patterns of subscription / access lines / rates of calling / traffic measures / technological advances / price trends / household expenditures
Estimating the autocorrelated error model with trended data : further results by Rolla Edward Park( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Monte Carlo study is made of the small sample properties of various estimators of the linear regression model with first-order autocorrelated errors. When independent variables are trended, estimators using T transformed observations (Prais-Winsten) are much more efficient than those using T-1 (Cochrane-Orcutt). The best of the feasible estimators is iterated Prais-Winsten using a sum-of-squared-error minimizing estimate of the autocorrelation coefficient rho. None of the feasible estimators performs well in hypothesis testing; all seriously underestimate standard errors, making estimated coefficients appear to be much more significant than they actually are. (Author)
The financing of national health insurance by Bridger M Mitchell( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Copyright liability for cable television : is compulsory licensing the solution? by Stanley M Besen( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Implications of the 1976 General Revision of the Copyright Act for the retransmission of television programs by cable systems are investigated. Discussion of the history and shortcomings of the compulsory licensing provisions for distant signal importation includes a description of the cable provisions of the bill, along with the judicial, regulatory, and legislative backgrounds of the cable copyright issue; shows why compulsory licensing is an economically inefficient substitute for full liability; and examines the policy choice between adopting compulsory licensing and full liability as a solution to the copyright issue. The probable financial implications of distant signal importations under the General Revision for the cable and television markets are also examined, as well as regulatory responses to mitigate the impact of the General Revision on the supply of programming. (Author/RAO)
Cable, cities, and copyrights by Bridger M Mitchell( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Federal Communications Commission has enacted final rules for cable television systems in the 100 largest television markets, restricting cable service to a greater degree than previously proposed. Most systems will be limited to importing only two distant television signals. Furthermore, they are required to 'black-out' imported programs that duplicate a local station's showings at any time up to a year before or after they are locally broadcast. Left unresolved is the issue of payment of royalties to copyright owners for the programs carried by cable. The paper examines the profitability of major market cable systems subject to the final FCC rules with particular attention to the effects of several copyright fee proposals, including one incorporated in pending legislation
Electricity pricing and load management : foreign experience and California opportunities by Bridger M Mitchell( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and German and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Projected nationwide energy and capacity savings from peak-load pricing of electricity in the industrial sector by Jan Paul Acton( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Response to residential time-of-use electricity rates : how transferable are the findings? by Daniel F Kohler( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report analyzes the results from three major experiments with time-of-use (TOU) electricity rates for residential customers. It finds that when common analytic and data handling techniques are used, the responses of residential customers to TOU rates are quite similar in California, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. The principal finding--that results of the major rate experiments can be transferred to other locations--should be of wide interest to electric utilities, regulatory bodies, and energy policymakers
Projecting the demand for electricity : a survey and forecast by Bridger M Mitchell( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Local telephone pricing and universal telephone service by Rolla Edward Park( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes an economic assessment of several different ways of trying to maintain universal telephone service in the face of increasing local telephone rates. The assessment is based on a simulation model that describes households and models the choice among optional tariffs. The simulation model is calibrated using recent empirical estimates of telephone demands and costs. The simulations compare various tariffs--including flat rates, mandatory measured rates, optional measured rates, and income-targeted lifeline rates--in terms of their effects on telephone penetration, economic welfare, and consumer surplus. At current price levels, neither optional measured rates nor lifeline rates have much effect on telephone penetration, even among low-income households. At a doubled price level that may prevail in the future, however, adding a measured rate option to flat rates increases penetration among low-income households by about 3 percent; adding lifeline service adds another 5 or 6 percent. At either present or future price levels, lifeline rates result in substantial consumer surplus transfers from higher- to lower-income households, although adding measured rate and lifeline options has little effect on aggregate economic welfare
A short guide to electric utility load forecasting by Bridger M Mitchell( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electric utilities, governmental energy agencies, and some private economic forecasting services make long-term forecasts of electricity and peak demand. This report briefly reviews the methods currently used to make such load forecasts, describes sources of variation between forecasts, and discusses the problems that confront electricity forecasters
Watergate and television : an economic analysis by Stanley M Besen( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employer-paid group health insurance and the costs of mandated national coverage by Bridger M Mitchell( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do time-of-use rates change load curves? by Jan Paul Acton( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utilities and regulators need to know what, if any, effect time-of-use (TOU) rates will have on electricity loads. The question raises serious methodological challenges because no means of measurement is perfect. The authors explore these difficulties and then apply alternative measures to actual load data drawn from European and United States utility systems. They find wide variability in responsiveness to TOU rates from one industry to another and between utility systems, depending on the method used and the length of time rates have been in effect. They conclude that TOU rates clearly change load shapes but are uncertain whether United States utilities will ever see the degree of response found in European data. Published in [Public] [Utilities Fortnightly], May 22, 1980, following several articles that have taken exception to earlier work by RAND authors on this subject
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Telecommunications pricing : theory and practice
Alternative Names
Mitchell, Bridger Morgan

ミッチェル, B. M

English (147)

German (2)