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Defining the Public Interest in Regulatory Decisions: The Case for Economic Efficiency

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May 9, 2017
Defining the Public Interest in Regulatory Decisions: The Case for Economic Efficiency

Canada’s public utility regulators, in sectors ranging from energy to telecommunications, are facing a crisis of legitimacy because they promise more than they can deliver and do not deliver what they should, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In Defining the Public Interest in Regulatory Decisions: The Case for Economic Efficiency, author Jeffrey Church argues it is time that governments across Canada refocus regulators.

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Jeffrey R. Church, Professor of Economics, The University of Calgary
Jeffrey R. Church

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