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Administered Prices and Consumer Price Index: the Influence of Government’s Decisions on Network Industries and Rental Market Prices

Luca Gattini ()

Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali, 2006, vol. 114, issue 4, 561-595

Abstract: Recent studies analyse the dynamic of administered prices. However, the concept of administered prices is not clearly defined in economic literature, and a common approach is missing. This paper gives a brief description of the reasons for administered prices. Moreover, it focuses on the difference between administered and regulated prices. Two relevant and unsolved cases are analysed: telecommunication network industries and the rental market. A particular emphasis is addressed to the regulatory frameworks within these sectors. It is investigated whether they do affect price behaviours. In conclusion, the paper provides guidelines to identify the impact of the regulatory framework on consumer price indices.

Keywords: administered prices; regulation; telecommunication network industries; rent (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E30 D40 D49 K23 L43 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006
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