Regulating Mergers and Acquisitions of U.S. Electric Utilities: Industry Concentration and Corporate Complication

My third book, Regulating Mergers and Acquisitions of U.S. Electric Utilities: Industry Concentration and Corporate Complication, has been published by Edward Elgar Publishing.

 

You can order the book here or from major online bookstores.  Here is the Summary of Contents. From February 2020 through March 2021, each of my monthly essays digests a book chapter. Here are digests of the Preface and the first six chapters. This Edward Elgar website allows you to read the Preface and Chapter 1.















Preface:  Electric Utility Mergers:  Industry Concentration and Corporate Complication

Chapter 1:  Diverse Strategies, Common Purpose: Selling Public Franchise for Private Gain

Chapter 2:  Missing from Utility Merger Markets: Competitive Discipline and Customer Benefits

Chapter 3:  Thirty Years of Electricity Mergers: Concentration and Complication No One Intended

Chapter 4:  Suboptimal Couplings Cause Economic Waste

Chapter 5:  Merging Parties Divert Franchise Value from the Customers Who Created It

Chapter 6:  Can Mergers Distort Competition? Anticompetitive Conduct and Unearned Advantage