[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: In economics, a model represents an abstract, formal image of a phenomenon, process or economic system. It is built by symbolically reproducing the economic theory and by getting new information regarding the behavior of the objective being investigated. In economic theory there are several integrated econometric models meant to underline the interdependency between the branches of a national economy by the public utilities services, especially those connected to energy. The present article presents the first results of our efforts of building an econometric model adapted to the specificity of the Romanian economy, that would underline the impact of the prices modification for public utilities on the Romanian economy as a hole, on the competitiveness of Romanian companies and on the inflation.
Theoretical and Applied Economics. 01/2008; 9(526)(9(526)):41-50.
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Supplying services in the electrical energy domain that corresponds qualitatively, at acceptable prices, in the context of the respect of the environment preservation standards and of the security of the supply, in accordance with the demands of the economic growth, represents a main component of the lasting development. In the 9th chapter of the 21st Agenda is stated that “energy is essential to the economic and social development and to a better quality of life”. At global level, given the current technological conditions and the permanent growth of the quantity of resources used, a large part of the energy is produced and consumed in an unsustainable manner. The necessity of controlling the greenhouse gas emissions and of other polluting substances imposes the increase of the efficiency of production, transportation, distribution and consumption of the energy and the growth of the use of renewable energy sources. All energy sources must be used in a manner that permits the respect of the environment on the whole. The operational research executed let us state that the defining elements of the geopolitical context influence the behaviour of the companies supplying electrical energy, which has an effect in any branch of the national economy. Such an approach is useful in the determination of the impact of the increase of electrical energy prices on the vulnerable sectors of the national economy.
Theoretical and Applied Economics. 01/2007; 12(517)(12(517)):3-12.
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Delivery public utility services at the level of the demand and with the respect of an appropriate quality standard represents a fundamental element of the lasting development and of the poverty reduction. In order to resolve these problems the state intervenes in the economy, using as instruments the reform and the regulation. The established rules are usually conceived as barriers at the entering or the exit of the market, specifications for the licenses issue or for the fees establishment, monitoring of the prices or of the salaries etc. The regulation is one of the most convenient forms of policy, because it doesn’t impose new taxes or governmental expenses. It is even more attractive in a period of budgetary austerity.
Theoretical and Applied Economics. 01/2007; 6(511)(supplement)(6(511)(supplement)):231-246.