Publications and Papers

C. Peterson, “Efficiency in the US Electric Industry: Transaction Costs, Deregulation, and Governance Structures,” paper presented at Center for Research in Regulated Industries, Rutgers University, Eastern Conference on Regulation, May 2007.

C. Peterson and K. McDermott, “Mergers and Acquisitions in the US Electric Industry: State Regulatory Policies for Reviewing Today’s Deals,” The Electricity Journal, 20(1), pp. 8-25, 2007 reprinted in The Line in the Sand: The Shifting Boundary Between Markets and Regulation in Network Industries, S. Voll and M. King (eds), 2007.

K. McDermott, C. Peterson and R. Hemphill, “Rethinking the Implementation of the Prudent Cost Standard,” in The Line in the Sand: The Shifting Boundary Between Markets and Regulation in Network Industries, S. Voll and M. King (eds), 2007.

K. McDermott, C. Peterson and R. Hemphill, “Critical Issues in the Regulation of Electric Utilities in Wisconsin,” Wisconsin Policy Research Institute Report, 19(3), pp. 1-69, 2006,

K. McDermott and C. Peterson, “The Anatomy of Institutional and Organizational Failure,” in Obtaining the Best from Regulation and Competition, M. Crew and M. Spiegel (eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, London, UK, 2005, pp. 65-92

K. McDermott and C. Peterson, “Performance-Based-Rates Upward Trend to Continue,” in Natural Gas and Electricity, 20(6), 2004.

K. McDermott and C. Peterson, “Is There a Rational Path to Salvaging Competition?” The Electricity Journal, 15(2), pp. 15-30, 2002.

K. McDermott and C. Peterson, “Further State Electric Deregulation can be Guided by Gas Experience,” in Natural Gas and Electric Power Industries Analysis, R.E. Willett (ed), Financial Communications Company, Houston, TX, 2002, pp. 343-372.

K. McDermott and C. Peterson, “The Essential Role of Earnings Sharing in the Design of Successful Performance-base Regulation Programs,” in Electricity Pricing in Transition, A. Faruqui and K. Eakin (eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, London, UK, 2002, pp. 315-328.

C. Peterson, T. Harvill, and J. Webber, “The Efficacy of Interruptible Rate Design as a Tool for Resource Planning,” in Proceedings of the Ninth NARUC Biennial Regulatory Information Conference, 1994.

C. Peterson and K. McDermott, “Restructuring the Electric Industry in Eastern Europe: 1990-2002,” unpublished paper, National Economic Research Associates, Chicago, IL. 2002.

K. McDermott and C. Peterson, “The Efficiency of the Inefficient Firm Standard in Setting Network Access Charges,” paper prepared for 20th Annual Advanced Workshop in Regulation and Competition, Rutgers University, May 25, 2001.

K. McDermott and C. Peterson, “Designing the New Regulatory Compact: The Role of Market Processes in the Design of Dynamic Incentives,” working paper, NERA, Chicago, Illinois. Preliminary Draft presented at Incentive Regulation: Making it Work, Advanced Workshop in Regulation and Competition, Rutgers University, January 19, 2001.

K. McDermott and C. Peterson, “Electric Distribution Rates: Is it Time to Face Economic Realities?” working paper, National Economic Research Associates, Chicago, IL. 2001.

C. Peterson, “Modeling the Production of Economic Knowledge” unpublished paper, Illinois Commerce Commission, Chicago, IL, 1996.