Antitrust concerns in the modern public utility environment

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Direct regulation of public utility activity and behavior has been the predominant approach to protect the public interest in this country. Changes in technology, as well as new thinking about the optimum role of regulation, have created a changing atmosphere in all of the traditional public utility industries. Competitive markets for many of the products and services in these industries have been developing. While monopoly power will continue to exist in certain parts of these industries and require direct regulation, in many areas a growing reliance upon competition as the best method of serving the public interest is developing. With ... continued below

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Meeks, J.E. April 1, 1996.

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  • Meeks, J.E. Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States). Coll. of Law

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Direct regulation of public utility activity and behavior has been the predominant approach to protect the public interest in this country. Changes in technology, as well as new thinking about the optimum role of regulation, have created a changing atmosphere in all of the traditional public utility industries. Competitive markets for many of the products and services in these industries have been developing. While monopoly power will continue to exist in certain parts of these industries and require direct regulation, in many areas a growing reliance upon competition as the best method of serving the public interest is developing. With this shift in emphasis from regulation to free markets, the antitrust laws take on new importance for these industries. In the absence of direct regulator control, those laws are society`s primary method of insuring the markets necessary to make competition an effective device for protecting the public interest. This study provides an overview of the antitrust laws, briefly describes the applicable theoretical underpinnings, and then turns to areas where public utility activity may pose special problems or conflicts with prevailing antitrust policy.

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National Regulatory Research Institute, 1080 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (United States). Phone: (614)292-9404.; OSTI as TI96012102

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  • Other: TI96012102
  • Report No.: NRRI--96-12
  • DOI: 10.2172/251335 | External Link
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc669026

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Meeks, J.E. Antitrust concerns in the modern public utility environment, report, April 1, 1996; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc669026/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.