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MacAvoy, Paul W.

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Works: 131 works in 455 publications in 2 languages and 19,634 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Paul W MacAvoy
The natural gas market : sixty years of regulation and deregulation by Paul W MacAvoy( )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 2,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over six decades federal regulatory agencies have attempted different strategies to regulate the natural gas industry in the USA. This work demonstrates that no affected group has gained from these experiments in public control and that all participants would gain from deregulation
The unsustainable costs of partial deregulation by Paul W MacAvoy( )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Three decades ago, federal policy makers - Republicans and Democrats - embarked on a general strategy of deregulation. In the electricity, gas delivery, and telecommunications industries, the strategy called for restructuring to separate production from transmission and distribution, followed by the elimination of price controls. The expected results were lower prices and increased quality, reliability, and scope of services. Paul W. MacAvoy, an economist with forty years of experience in the regulatory field, assesses the results and concludes that deregulation has failed to achieve any of these goals in any of these industries." "MacAvoy shows that we now have only partial deregulation, a mixture of oligopoly structure with direct price control. He explores why this system leads to volatile and high prices, reduced investment, and low profitability, and what policy actions can be implemented to address these problems."--Jacket
Natural gas networks performance after partial deregulation : five quantitative studies by Paul W MacAvoy( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers the first set of quantitative analyses of the results of deregulation of the gas wellhead process coupled with partial deregulation of pipeline transportation and product storage. This complex process - which involves taking pipelines out of the field markets as product purchasers, and creating spot gas and pipeline space markets - has changed the nature and extent of services for gas at the burner tip, and the level as well as volatility of prices for these services. Using econometric tools of analysis, the authors concentrating on these changes uncover surprising findings in contrast to what regulatory reform was supposed to accomplish."--Jacket
The recurrent crisis in corporate governance by Paul W MacAvoy( Book )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late 1990s the American corporation forged ahead in gains in efficiency and earnings performance with strong reflections in stock price appreciation. However, the events of Enron and the bursting of the bubble of unlimited increases in the price of Internet, telecom and energy company shares have caused the authors of this book to take another look at American corporate governance. The authors use a scholar-practitioner approach to show what is missing in today's corporate governance and to support a case for activating the board of directors, with leadership from an independent chair, to put new controls on management and take responsibility for the result
Energy regulation by the Federal Power Commission by Stephen G Breyer( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The regulated industries and the economy by Paul W MacAvoy( Book )

11 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industry regulation and the performance of the American economy by Paul W MacAvoy( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1980s. Originally invoked as a means of controlling the prices set by monopolies, this policy tool found extended use in the last quarter-century to do everything from keeping down energy prices to protecting the health and safety of workers and the quality of the environment. In most cases regulation has been founded on the best of intentions, but as the deregulation of the airline, trucking, and railroad industries in the 1980s made clear there are other ways of
The crisis of the regulatory commissions; an introduction to a current issue of public policy by Paul W MacAvoy( Book )

13 editions published between 1197 and 1970 in English and German and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rate regulation, by F. Frankfurter and H.M. Hart, Jr.--Conflicting principles of public utility rate regulation, by A.P. Lerner.--Natural monopoly and its regulation, by R.A. Posner.--What can regulators regulate? The case of electricity, by G.J. Stigler and C. Friedland.--Comment, by R.H. Coase.--The effect of rate regulation on resource allocation in transportation, by G. Wilson.--Competitive policy for transportation? By M.J. Peck.--The economics of broadcasting and public policy, by R.H. Coase.--Monopoly and competition in television; some policy issues, by P.O. Steiner.--Carnegie, Ford, and public television, by S. White.--Performance, structure, and the goals of Civil Aeronautics Board regulation, by R.E. Caves.--The rationale for regulation of gas field prices, by P.W. MacAvoy.--Regulation of the field market for natural gas by the Federal Power Commission, by E.W. Kitch.--Reasonable rules for rate regulation; plausible policies for an imperfect world, by W.J. Baumol.--Controlling the rate of return on investment; a suggested plan, by E.W. Clemens.--Possible alternatives to direct regulation, by E. Renshaw.--Suggested further readings (p. 211-212)
The economic effects of regulation : the trunk-line railroad cartels and the Interstate Commerce Commission before 1900 by Paul W MacAvoy( Book )

16 editions published between 1955 and 1965 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deregulation of cable television( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Price controls and the natural gas shortage by Paul W MacAvoy( Book )

6 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federal Energy Administration regulation : report of the Presidential task force by United States( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Railroad revitalization and regulatory reform( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regulation of entry and pricing in truck transportation by Paul W MacAvoy( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federal-State regulation of the pricing and marketing of insurance by United States( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally prepared as a working paper by the Antitrust Division of the Dept. of Justice. Cf. U.S. Task Group on Antitrust Immunities. Report."[Prepared in connection with a study conducted] at the request of the Task Force [i.e. Group] on Antitrust Immunities." Includes bibliographical references
Price formation in natural gas fields, a study of competition, monopsony, and regulation by Paul W MacAvoy( Book )

17 editions published between 1959 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

OSHA safety regulation : report of the Presidential task force by United States( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energy policy : an economic analysis by Paul W MacAvoy( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federal milk marketing orders and price supports by United States( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Privatization and state-owned enterprises : lessons from the United States, Great Britain, and Canada by Paul W MacAvoy( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book is divided into three major sections. The first presents a theoretical discussion that underlies the other essays. The second section deals with privatization issues from the perspective of the United States. The third describes research addressed to the U.K. and Canada. In the first chapter, Richard Zeckbauser and Murray Horn develop a wide-ranging theoretical framework for assessing the capabilities and role of state-owned enterprises; it provides a foundation for the analyses that follow. In The Control and Perfonnance o[State-Owned Enterprises, they describe state-owned enterprises as an extreme case of the separation of ownership and control. The focus is on management --the incentives it faces and the conflicts to which it is subjected. The distinguishing characteristics of public enterprise, the authors suggest, give it a comparative advantage over both public bureaucracy and private enterprise in certain situations. They argue that legislators are more likely to prefer SOEs over private enterprise when the efficiency of private enterprise is undermined by regulation or the tbreat of opportunistic state action, when the informational demands of subsidizing private production to meet distributional objectives are high, when it is difficult to assign property rights, or when state ownership is ideologically appealing. These considerations suggest why SOEs are usually assigned special rights and responsibilities, and they help explain observed regularities in the distribution of SOEs across countries and sectors. Zeckhauser and Horn apply principal-agent theory to identify the key factors underlying the performance of state-owned enterprises
 
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The regulated industries and the economy
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The unsustainable costs of partial deregulationNatural gas networks performance after partial deregulation : five quantitative studiesThe recurrent crisis in corporate governanceThe regulated industries and the economyIndustry regulation and the performance of the American economyEnergy policy : an economic analysis
Alternative Names
Mac Avoy Paul W.

Mac Avoy, Paul W. 1934-

MacAvoy, Paul 1934-

Macavoy, Paul W.

MacAvoy, Paul Webster

MacAvoy, Paul Webster 1934-

Mc Avoy Paul W.

McAvoy Paul W.

Webster MacAvoy, Paul 1934-

Languages
English (210)

German (2)