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Works by Leonard Hyman

Electricity Acts: A cautionary tale and case study of how British electricians pioneered the technology, the government regularly interfered, privatization produced big profits and electricity consumers usually ended up as losers

The British electricity revolution of the 1990s created millions of winners and losers— consumers, coal miners, nuclear operators, investors, executives and politicians—and the same process is ongoing in the United States. To learn how, why and what happened, and to end up on the winning side, read Electricity Acts.      

A History of British Electricity: Industry, Regulation and Restructuring (Summary and Discussion Notes) (430 KB)

This is a summary of Electricity Acts and serves as a basis for teaching a course on the history of the British Electric Industry and its lessons for markets around the world.