Reflexões sobre a regulamentação

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Leonardo Fernando Cruz Basso
Marcelo Roque da Silva


The goal of this work was to present the three theories that defend the monopoly and oligopoly deregulation: Demsetz critic, theory of contestable markets and theory of capture. This was achieved using bibliographic and Internet research. We support the debate concerning this economical aspect, in Brazil and other countries, alerting about problems, costs and difficulties related to the regulation and also studying some industrial cases where the deregulation has already taken place. We concluded that much reflection is necessary when dealing with industrial regulation since there are less damaging options from the point of view of competition - and therefore more pro-consumers. The regulation, defended as a protection against abusive (monopolist) prices, among other problems may become a way of monopoly perpetuation; it could set prices and taxes in high levels, by collusion between regulated and regulators; it is expensive, difficult to execute and to monitor. The deregulation, despite its importance, is relatively not much debated, even though it could be a politic to be implemented in several situations.


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Basso, L. F. C., & Silva, M. R. da. (1). Reflexões sobre a regulamentação. Journal of Contemporary Administration, 4(2), 67-85.
Author Biographies

Leonardo Fernando Cruz Basso, Universidade de Bielefeld

Pós-Doutorado na Universidade de Bielefeld, Alemanha, e Doutorado em Economia na New School for Social Research. Coordenador de Pós-Graduação em Economia e Professor Titular da Faculdade de Ciências Contábeis, Econômicas e Administrativas da Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie. Suas áreas de interesse em pesquisa são privatizações, regulamentação de setores privatizados, distribuição de renda, renda mínima, macroeconomia aberta.

Marcelo Roque da Silva, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie

Mestre em Economia pela Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie. Professor da Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, com interesse em pesquisa nas áreas de privatizações, economia do setor público, economia internacional, economia brasileira.