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Political institutions and the development of telecomunications

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  • Veneta Andonova

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    (Department of Bussines, Universidad de los Andes)

  • Luis Díaz-Serrano

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    (Grup de Recerca en Economia del Benestar (CREB-GRIT-IZA), Departament d'Economia, Universitat de Barcelona)

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    It has traditionally been argued that the development of telecommunications infrastructure is dependent on the quality of countries’ political institutions. We estimate the effect of political institutions on the diffusion of three telecommunications services and find it to be much smaller in cellular telephony than in the others. By evaluating the importance of institutions for technologies rather than for industries, we reveal important growth opportunities for developing countries and offer policy implications for alleviating differences between countries in international telecommunications development.

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    Paper provided by Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP) in its series Working Papers with number CREAP2006-10.

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    Length: 28 pages
    Date of creation: Dec 2006
    Date of revision: Dec 2006
    Handle: RePEc:xrp:wpaper:creap2006-10

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    Keywords: Political constraints; Telecommunications; GMM; Economic development.;

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    1. Blanca Sanchez-Robles, 1998. "Infrastructure Investment And Growth: Some Empirical Evidence," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 16(1), pages 98-108, 01.
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