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dc.contributor.authorBoylan, Richard T.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-03T21:11:46Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-03T21:11:46Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Boylan, Richard T.. "Power to the People: Does Ownership Type Influence Electricity Service?." The Journal of Law and Economics, 59, no. 2 (2016) 441-476. https://doi.org/10.1086/687755.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/94154
dc.description.abstract After storm-related power outages, many have recommended municipalizing investor-owned utilities, claiming that profit-making utilities have insufficient incentive to prepare for storms. I provide empirical evidence that municipal utilities spend more on maintenance of their distribution network than investor-owned utilities. Nonetheless, I find that storms significantly disrupt electricity consumption in areas served by municipal utilities but do not disrupt areas served by investor-owned utilities. These results are based on a stratified random sample of 241 investor-owned, 96 cooperative, and 94 municipal utilities in the United States between 1999 and 2012. I conclude that municipal utilitiesメ in-efficiencies are more important in causing power outages than investor-owned utilitiesメ disincentives to spend on maintenance.
dc.language.iso eng
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dc.title Power to the People: Does Ownership Type Influence Electricity Service?
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle The Journal of Law and Economics
dc.citation.volumeNumber 59
dc.citation.issueNumber 2
dc.contributor.publisher University of Chicago Press
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1086/687755
dc.type.publication publisher version
dc.citation.firstpage 441
dc.citation.lastpage 476


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