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
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
Issue Date: 1997
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
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 potimally 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.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
ISSN: 0755-9208
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/12820
Appears in Collections:Publikationen School of Management and Law

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