Lynne Kiesling According to Larry Lessig in this article from March’s Wired issue, it’s state officials. In writing about municipal WiFi, Lessig argues that [t]he telcos’ argument isn’t much more subtle than that of the simpleton who began this column: Businesses shouldn’t have to compete against their governments. What the market can do, the government … More WHO’S STIFLING COMPETITION TO KEEP PRICES HIGH IN TELECOM? … More WHO’S STIFLING COMPETITION TO KEEP PRICES HIGH IN TELECOM?
Ian Cook [NOTE: Our anti-spam software does not like something in Ian’s comment, so he graciously gave his consent to post this as a guest post — ed.] Unfortunately, I don’t know much about the institutions specifically within the electric power industry, so I imagine this will be of limited help. But, that’s never really … More GUEST POST ON INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE: IAN COOK … More GUEST POST ON INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE: IAN COOK
Lynne Kiesling In my previous post about organic institutional change, I pondered Ostrom’s eight institutional design principles. She applies her analyses to common pool resources (CPRs). Are they also applicable to changing electricity regulation institutions? Obviously I suspect that the answer is “yes” or I wouldn’t be putting us all through this. One of the … More DIFFICULT THINKING ABOUT INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE IV: USE RIGHTS, RULES, AND CHANGE PROCESSES … More DIFFICULT THINKING ABOUT INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE IV: USE RIGHTS, RULES, AND CHANGE PROCESSES