We present an model of monopoly regulation in which the probability of cost being low rather than high depends on the firm's effort. The regulator chooses price and regulatory lag (i.e., the length of time until the next price review) to maximize welfare subject to an expected break-even constraint for the firm. Between reviews the firm has a finite horizon cost minimization problem. We characterize its solution and the resulting dilemmas for the regulator. Starting from a high cost state, lo...Expand abstract
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Optimal Regulatory Lag under Price Cap Regulation.
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