The Role of Market Monitors in Electric Power Networks

Michael Giberson Economists have devoted a great deal of attention to market power in electric power markets in the somewhat general, structural sense, but very little of that work focuses much attention on networked-nature of the industry. The network matters a lot – that’s one of the views well articulated in the Thomas, et al., … More The Role of Market Monitors in Electric Power NetworksMore The Role of Market Monitors in Electric Power Networks

Fundamentals of Spring Gasoline Price Increases

Lynne Kiesling The following is a post I wrote in March 2004 about the regular, annual, seasonal rise in gasoline prices that always occurs at this time of year. I am reposting it here because it generally still applies, and I am inserting some updated comments in bold below. Being systematic, here are the primary … More Fundamentals of Spring Gasoline Price IncreasesMore Fundamentals of Spring Gasoline Price Increases

Updates: Radio, Energy Rant, Light Rail

Michael Giberson A few items from yesterday and today’s Washington Post caught my eye and relate to topics on our mind here. Yesterday the Post profiled Mojo Nixon, the eighties camp rocker (“Elvis is Everywhere”), who has landed a gig deejaying for Sirius Radio. In my view among the biggest of the short-run losses from … More Updates: Radio, Energy Rant, Light RailMore Updates: Radio, Energy Rant, Light Rail

Updates: Radio, Energy Rant, Light Rail

Michael Giberson A few items from yesterday and today’s Washington Post caught my eye and relate to topics on our mind here. Yesterday the Post profiled Mojo Nixon, the eighties camp rocker (“Elvis is Everywhere”), who has landed a gig deejaying for Sirius Radio. In my view among the biggest of the short-run losses from … More Updates: Radio, Energy Rant, Light RailMore Updates: Radio, Energy Rant, Light Rail