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Journal of Regulatory Economics

Journal of Regulatory Economics

Editor-in-Chief: Menaham Spiegel
Founding Editor: Michael A. Crew

ISSN: 0922-680X (print version)
ISSN: 1573-0468 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11149

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Tribute to Michael A. Crew 

Dear scholars of the economics of regulation, members of the Center for Research in Regulated Industries community, friends, and students,
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the founding editor of the Journal of Regulatory Economics, Michael A. Crew. Since founding the journal in 1989, Michael was instrumental in coordinating academic research in the field of regulatory economics. In a career spanning four decades, Michael published over 110 scholarly articles in peer reviewed professional journals, as well as four books. As editor of the book series, Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy, Michael oversaw the publishing of over fifty monographs and edited volumes, including those comprised of papers presented at his annual international conference on postal economics and postal policy. As the founding director of the Center for Research in Regulated Industries at Rutgers Business School, the sponsoring institution of the JRE, he directed over 300 workshops, conferences and research seminars.
In recognition and celebration of Michael’s life, career, and contributions to the field of regulatory economics, we offer temporary complimentary access to the following articles:
Menahem Spiegel
Associate Director - CRRI, and Professor of Economics, Rutgers Business School
Interim Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Regulatory Economics (2016-2017)
Lorraine Klimowich,
Publishing Editor, Springer

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    Recent legislative and policy reforms have changed the nature of regulation. Partial deregulation has created a new dimension to regulatory problems, as the debate is extended to include diversification and new forms of regulation. The introduction of incentive-based rate schedules and ratemaking procedures, the integration of demand-side programs with planning for capitol expansion, and other developments, raise a host of theoretical and empirical questions. The Journal of Regulatory Economics serves as a high quality forum for the analysis of regulatory theories and institutions by developing the rigorous economics foundations of regulation. Both theoretical and applied works, including experimental research, are encouraged. Research in all aspects of regulation is of interest including traditional problems of natural monopoly, antitrust and competition policy, incentive regulation, deregulation, auction theory, new policy instruments, health and safety regulation, environmental regulation, insurance and financial regulation, hazardous and solid waste regulation, universal service obligation, and consumer product regulation. The JRE provides researchers, policy-makers, and institutions with current perspectives on the theory and practice of economics of regulation. While there are a number of journals and magazines that include the study of regulation, the JRE is unique in that it fills a gap in the market for a high quality journal dealing solely with the economics of regulation.

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