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An Assessment of Telecommunications Regulation Performance in the European Union

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  • Antonio Afonso
  • Carla Scaglioni

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We assess the performance of National Regulatory Authorities across 16 EU countries regarding economic regulation in telecommunications sector, by constructing a so-called Composite Regulatory Performance Indicator for regulatory aspects such as effectiveness of the national regulatory system, effectiveness of the dispute settlement body, general market access conditions and application of remedies in markets for narrowband voice, mobile, broadband and business services. This composite indicator is the output measure used in the DEA non-parametric approach. The computation of efficiency scores allows to rank the NRAs and to detect some room for improvement in terms of efficiency gains for each national authority.

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Paper provided by ISEG - School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, University of Lisbon in its series Working Papers Department of Economics with number 2006/07.

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Date of creation: 2006
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Postal: Department of Economics, ISEG - School of Economics and Management, University of Lisbon, Rua do Quelhas 6, 1200-781 LISBON, PORTUGAL
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Keywords: technical efficiency; DEA; telecommunications; regulated industries; National Regulatory Authorities; European Union.;

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  1. Thomas Kiessl & Hans Schedl, 2006. "The Telecommunication Markets in Selected OECD Countries: Market Characteristics and Regulatory Institutions," CESifo DICE Report, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 4(3), pages 29-38, October.
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  3. Paolo Lupi & Fabio M. Manenti & Antonio Scialˆ & Cristiano Varin, 2009. "On the Assessment of Regulators' Efficiency. An Application to European Telecommunications," "Marco Fanno" Working Papers 0098, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche "Marco Fanno".

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