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Estimating demand elasticities of fixed telephony in Brazil

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  • Sergio Da Silva

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    (Department of Economics, Federal University of Santa Catarina)

  • Gustavo Manfrim

    ()

    (National Telecommunications Agency, Brazil)

This paper provides estimates of the elasticities of demand for the Brazilian basic plan of local fixed telephony using a cointegration model. We find a long-run price elasticity of –0.24, and an income elasticity of 0.18. These figures are line with other countries' estimates.

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Volume (Year): 12 (2007)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
Pages: 1-9

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