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Streets as Public Utilities

Peter D. Norton

in Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262141000
eISBN:
9780262280754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262141000.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter looks at how traffic problems were addressed by a new paradigm. In the 1910s and 1920s, traffic engineers viewed traffic problems from a technical perspective. Their application of the ... More


Regime Change and Corruption: A History of Public Utility Regulation

Werner Troesken (ed.)

in Corruption and Reform: Lessons from America's Economic History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226299570
eISBN:
9780226299594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226299594.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the history of public utility regulation in the U.S. focusing on regime change and corruption. It suggests that the move to public ownership in the early twentieth century and ... More


Antitrust Enforcement and Regulation: Different Standards but Incentive Coherent?

Alberto Heimler

in Competition and the State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789394
eISBN:
9780804791625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789394.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Competition Law

This chapter examines the major difference between the approach adopted for economic regulation and that followed in antitrust enforcement. Regulation identifies a specific course of action for firms ... More


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