Assessing the effects of quality regulation in Norway with a quality regulated version of dynamic DEA

Philipp von Geymüller, Anton Burger

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Abstract

In order to find out why energy-not-supplied in Norway - the most important indicator for the quality of service in the quality-regulation regime there - decreased more pronounced before the introduction of quality-regulation in 2001 than after it, we develop a dynamic quality-DEA-model and apply it to a representative sample of distribution-net operators. Our model enables us to calculate a counter-factual and thus to tentatively answer the question: What would have happened, had there been no quality-regulation? This way we find strong evidence that the quality-regulation in Norway did not have an effect on the behavior of the firms. (author's abstract)

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SeriesWorking Papers / Research Institute for Regulatory Economics
Number2007,4

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  • Working Papers / Research Institute for Regulatory Economics

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