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Politics of Public Utility Regulation in the United States, 1980

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Gormley, William T. Jr.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
Free Keywords
advocacy; citizen participation; consumers; corporate responsibility; energy consumption; energy industry; organizational behavior; policy making; public utilities; public utilities commissions; regulatory processes; utility rates; United States
  • Abstract

    For this data collection, interviews were conducted in 1979-1980 with managers associated with the public utility regulation process in 12 states. Respondents were public utility commissioners, public utility commission staff members, utility company executives, assistant attorneys general, and representatives of citizens' groups (both governmental and nongovernmental advocates). Variables include attitudinal measures regarding issues in the public utility regulation process, as well as perceptions of organizational accountability, decision-making processes, allocation of resources, and diffusion of innovations within the various organizations associated with the regulatory process. Background information on each respondent was also collected, but many of these variables were recoded as missing data to protect the anonymity of the respondents.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Standardized missing values.; Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1980
  • 1979 / 1980
    Collection date: 1979--1980
Sampled Universe
Managers associated with public utility regulation in 12 states.
Collection Mode
  • The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8080 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Sandy, Lewis G.. Homeostasis Without Reserve: The Risk of Health System Collapse. New England Journal of Medicine.347, (24), 1971-1975.2002.
    • ID: 10.1056/NEJMsb021260 (DOI)
  • Gormley, William T., Jr.. Policy, Politics, and Public Utility Regulation. American Journal of Political Science.27, (1), 86-105.1983.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Gormley, William T., Jr.. Politics of Public Utility Regulation. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. 1983.
  • Gormley, William T., Hoadley, John, Williams, Charles. Potential responsiveness inthe bureaucracy: Views of public utility regulation. American Political Science Review.77, (3), 704-717.1983.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Gormley, William T., Jr.. Statewide remedies for public underrepresentation in regulatory proceedings. Public Administration Review.41, (4), 454-462.1981.
    • ID: (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Gormley, William T. Jr. (1985): Politics of Public Utility Regulation in the United States, 1980. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.