Economics of Government Regulation - Theory and Canadian Practice

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Economics of Government Regulation

Theory and Canadian Practice

By: John C. Strick

This is a concise presentation of the economic principles, theories, issues, and policies of government regulation. The text includes extensive analysis of the applications of regulation in Canada.

ISBN 978-1-55077-054-4
Edition First
Year 1993
Page Count 320

$ 26.95


Part One applies the basic elements of microeconomics to the theory of government regulation, examines the impact of regulation on the economy with emphasis on the costs of regulation, and describes the trend of regulatory reform and deregulation.

Part Two consists of detailed case studies of airlines and telephones, broadcast and cable television, financial institutions, and pollution. Other applications include agriculture, rental housing, patented medicines, and wage-price controls.

The book is specifically written for university-level courses on government regulation. It does not, however, require extensive training in economic theory and would be suitable for students in related disciplines, such as business administration and law.

Table of Contents

Part One: Economic Theory and Issues in Government Regulation

  • Introduction to Regulation
  • The Raison D'Etre of Regulation
  • Market Structures and Regulation
  • Regulatory Pricing Policies
  • Regulation for Price and Income Maintenance
  • Economic Impact of Regulation
  • Regulatory Reform
Part Two: Case Studies in Government Regulation in Canada
  • The Air Carrier Industry
  • Telecommunications: The Telephone Industry
  • Television: Broadcast, Cable, Pay
  • Financial Institutions
  • The Environment: Pollution Control

About the Author

John C. Strick
University of Windsor Ontario

John C. Strick is Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Windsor, Ontario.