Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Incentives for quality provision and environmental innovations by water supply utilities
Authors: Kuhn, Thomas
Pittel, Karen
Published in: Cahiers d'Economie et Sociologie Rurales
Volume(Issue): 45
Pages: 6
Pages to: 19
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
ISSN: 0755-9208
Language: English
Subjects: Asymmetric information; Quality provision; Supply utilities
Subject (DDC): 330: Economics
Abstract: This paper deals with optimal regulatory policies to provide for quality of service and innovations in abatement technology by water supply utilities. The main focus of the analysis is on the relationship among price, quality, pollution and abatement costs and costs of quality service we try to characterize incentive compatible mechanisms, where price, quality and technical progress are optimally regulated to assure for a second-best solution. We find price to be higher, quantity and investment in abatement technology to be lower than in the full information solution.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/12820
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Appears in collections:Publikationen School of Management and Law

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