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Econometric models of telecommunications firms : a survey


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  • Ferenc Kiss
  • Bernard Lefebvre
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    [eng] Econometric models of telecommunications firms : a survey . . The 15-year history of aggregate econometric models of American and Canadian telecommunications firms is outlined. Nearly forty models of AT&T and Bell Canada are examined in some detail. The survey concludes that the econometric models succeeded in producing robust empirical evidence on fundamental economie characteristics of telecommunications firms, such as those associated with factor demand, factor substitution, economies of scale and technological changes. Attention is drawn to the economi similarities of AT&T and Bell Canada. The most important failure of the surveyed econometric models is identified as their inability to quantify various forms of internal economies. Expected directions of future research are described. [fre] Econometric models of télécommunications firms. A survey. . On retrace ici l'histoire de la modélisation économétrique de la production développée au cours des quinze dernières années par les entreprises de télécommunications nord-américaines, aux États-Unis et au Canada. Environ quarante modèles d'ATT et de Bell Canada sont ainsi discutés en détail. On conclut de cette revue que les modèles élaborés ont permis d'établir la preuve empirique solide de plusieurs caractéristiques fondamentales des entreprises de télécommunications, liées en particulier à la demande de facteurs de production, à la substitution entre ces facteurs, aux économies d'échelle, et à l'évolution technologique. On précise les similitudes économiques entre ATT et Bell Canada. Il apparaît que l'échec le plus sensible des modèles examinés est leur inaptitude à quantifier diverses formes d'économies internes de production propres aux firmes multi-produits. On mentionne en conclusion quelques directions souhaitables pour la recherche future.

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    Article provided by Programme National Persée in its journal Revue économique.

    Volume (Year): 38 (1987)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 307-374

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    Handle: RePEc:prs:reveco:reco_0035-2764_1987_num_38_2_408982

    Note: DOI:10.2307/3501725
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    1. Fernando Coloma & Luis Oscar Herrera, . "Análisis Institucional y Económico del Sector de Telecomunicaciones en Chile," Documentos de Trabajo 125, Instituto de Economia. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile..
    2. Mancuso, Paolo, 2012. "Regulation and efficiency in transition: The case of telecommunications in Italy," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 135(2), pages 762-770.
    3. Agiakloglou, Christos & Karkalakos, Sotiris, 2006. "Estimating Diffusion Rates for Telecommunications: Evidence from European Union," MPRA Paper 45862, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Agiakloglou, Christos & Karkalakos, Sotiris, 2006. "Estimating Diffusion Rates for Telecommunications: Evidence from European Union," MPRA Paper 45788, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Armando Calabrese & Domenico Campisi & Paolo Mancuso, 2002. "Productivity Change in the Telecommunications Industries of 13 OECD Countries," International Journal of Business and Economics, College of Business, and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, vol. 1(3), pages 209-223, December.
    6. Garrone, Paola, 1996. "Network subscription and services usage in European telecommunications industries," Information Economics and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 8(1), pages 25-50, March.
    7. Castro Martins, Maria Lurdes, 2003. "International differences in telecommunications demand," Information Economics and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 15(3), pages 291-303, September.
    8. Resende, Marcelo, 1999. "Productivity growth and regulation in U.S. local telephony," Information Economics and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 11(1), pages 23-44, March.


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