Center for Research in Regulated Industries
The Center for Research in Regulated Industries founded in 1977, located at Rutgers University, aims to further the study of regulation by research in economics, finance, and institutions. The objective of the Center is to promote research, scholarship and education in regulatory economics and implications for policy. Research and scholarship is promoted through conferences, seminars, workshops, courses, publications and research projects. The Center has been funded by registration fees, publication fees, sponsorship and research grants. Research in electricity, gas, water, telecommunications, other network industries, and postal service has been undertaken and promoted by the Center. Examples of the types of topics within the scope of the Center are: regulatory governance mechanisms, pricing structures, etc. The Center has been responsible for the publication of numerous books and the Journal of Regulatory Economics.
Center Faculty & Staff
Michael A. Crew, Director and CRRI Distinguished Professor of Regulatory Economics, Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick, Rutgers University
Menahem Spiegel, Associate Director - CRRI, and Professor of Economics, Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick, Rutgers University
James L. Bicksler, Associate Director - CRRI, and Professor - Finance and Economics, Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick, Rutgers University
Associated Center Faculty
Timothy J. Brennan, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and Senior Fellow with Resources for the Future (RFF)
Luis Jimenez, Managing Director, Luis Jimenez Consulting
Summary of Center's Programs
- Journal of Regulatory Economics: 6 issues per year
- Postal and Delivery Economics Program: 190-215 participants, 1 book every year
- Advanced Workshop in Regulation and Competition: 30-50 participants,
- Annual Eastern Conference (East Coast U.S.): 70-90 participant
- Annual Western Conference (West Coast U.S.): 70-90 participants
- Topics in Regulatory Economics and Pricing: series of books (49 currently published)
- Advances in Regulatory Economics: series of books (9 currently published)
Journal of Regulatory Economics
(JRE) (published bi-monthly):
The Center's Journal of Regulatory Economics is an international scholarly bi-monthly publication intended to provide a forum for the highest quality research in regulatory economics. It is published six times a year by Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. (formerly Kluwer Academic Publishers). It serves as a high quality forum for the analysis of regulatory theories and institutions by developing the rigorous economic foundations of regulation. Both theoretical and applied work, including experimental research, are encouraged. Research in all aspects of regulation is of interest, including the traditional problems of natural monopoly, deregulation, and new policy instruments, health and safety regulation, environmental regulation, insurance and financial regulation, hazardous and solid waste regulation, and consumer product regulation. The first issue was published in March of 1989.
Advanced Workshop in Regulation and Competition
The Workshop consists of three one-day meetings combined with a two-day conference in the Eastern U.S. and a two-day conference on the West Coast. It brings together practicing economists from industry, university, and regulatory commissions. Presentations at the Workshop and Conferences are directed toward practicing economists and are made both by industry researchers and by academics.
Postal and Delivery Services Program
The Center holds an international conference on postal economics and postal policy. This is the latest in a series of international conferences and workshops which began in 1990, sponsored by leading national post offices, express carriers, and consultants. Papers presented at the Conferences are published in the series of postal economics books. The latest of the series is The Role Of Postal Service In A Digital Age, edited by Michael A. Crew and Timothy J. Brennan, Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2014. This is the twenty-second book published from this program.
Center for Research in Regulated Industries
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Newark, New Jersey 07102-3122