Regulatory governance in the Latin American telecommunications sector
AbstractEmpezando con Chile a comienzos de 1980, los paÃses de AmÃ©rica Latina han profundizado la reforma a las telecomunicaciones para crear un entorno regulatorio que incentive la inversiÃ³n privada, en particular la inversiÃ³n extranjera. En este artÃculo, trabajo las tendencias regulatorias en el sector telecomunicaciones de 24 paÃses latinoamericanos y del caribe durante el perÃodo 1980-1997 y construyo un Ãndice basado en : autonomÃa, rendiciÃ³n de cuentas, claridad de las funciones y objetivos, transparencia y participaciÃ³n, y el tipo de mandato legal que crea el ente regulador. El Ãndice muestra que, en promedio, la mayorÃa de los paÃses llevaron a cabo fuertes reformas regulatorias en la direcciÃ³n sugerida por expertos e investigadores. El Ãndice tambiÃ©n se correlaciÃ³n bien con varias variables polÃticas, de riesgo, econÃ³micas y de telecomunicaciones. *********************************************************************** Starting with Chile in the early 1980s, Latin American countries have pushed telecommunications reform to create regulatory environments that encourage private investment, especially foreign investment. I look at regulatory trends in telecommunications in 24 Latin American and Caribbean countries during 1980-97 and construct an index based on the following aspects: autonomy, accountability, clarity of roles and objectives, transparency and participation, and the type of legal mandate that creates a regulatory body. The index shows clearly that, in general, most countries embraced strong regulatory reforms along the lines recommended by experts and practitioners. The index also correlates well with main political, risk, economic and telecommunications variables. JEL Class: ,
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