The paper suggests to look at the results achieved from regulatory and structural reforms in the Italian electricity sector focusing on the role of the sectoral Regulatory Agency. The appraisal of its performance requires, first of all, to set a benchmark against which to evaluate its decisions. Following the contributions of Baldwin and Cave (1999) and Levy and Spiller (1996) we define a set of criteria to evaluate regulation according to its two components: regulatory governance and regulatory incentives. As far as regulatory governance is concerned, Agency’s actions are inquired to see if they are taken according to its mandate and follow fair, transparent and accessible procedures. According to regulatory incentives, the Agency’s performance is evaluated according to the efficiency of the results achieved by its decisions. The analysis is set in terms of: degree of competition achieved; price reduction; investment levels and new entrants; variety and quality of services. The separation of the regulatory governance component from the regulatory incentives component, when evaluating the Regulatory Agency’s performance, allows us .0to underline the relevance of the specific institutional endowments - legislative, executive and judicial institutions - which characterize Italy.
|Citazione:||Marzi, G., & Putzu, E. (2005). Il ruolo dell'Autorità di Regolazione nel settore elettrico in Italia. L'INDUSTRIA, 26(3), 553-582.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Titolo:||Il ruolo dell'Autorità di Regolazione nel settore elettrico in Italia|
|Autori:||Marzi, G; Putzu, E|
|Data di pubblicazione:||set-2005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|