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A Study of the Averch-Johnson Hypothesis in the Telecommunications Industry

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  • Mirucki, Jean

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The purpose of this study is to test the Averch-Johnson hypothesis in Bell Canada based on time-series data covering the 1952-76 period and using a variety of options, ranging from different specifications of the production function, the method of calculation the cost of capital, and the segmentation of the whole sample into shorter samples. Results confirm the presence of the A-J effect and illustrate the sensitivity of our method of investigation, particularly with the segmentation option.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 27727.

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Date of creation: Jul 1980
Date of revision: 1982
Publication status: Published in Atlantic Economic Journal 1.XII(1984): pp. 121-121
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:27727

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Keywords: Overcapitalisation; A-J Effect; Averch-Johnson Hypothesis; Cobb-Douglas Production Function; Cost of Capital;

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