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The use of a variable cost function in the regulation of the Italian water industry

  • Antonioli, Barbara Istituto microeconomia e economia pubblica (MecoP), Facoltà di scienze economiche, Università della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera
  • Filippini, Massimo Istituto microeconomia e economia pubblica (MecoP), Facoltà di scienze economiche, Università della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera
    2002

18 p

English The purpose of this study is to estimate a multivariate variable cost function in order to analyze the cost structure of a sample of Italian water distribution companies. The empirical results of this study could be used by the Italian Regulation Authority of this sector for two purposes: first, to improve the actual tariff regulation process, based on a benchmarking of variable costs, and... Show more…
Language
  • English
Classification
Economics
License
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Identifiers
  • RERO DOC 5244
Persistent URL
https://susi.usi.ch/usi/documents/318124