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Is telecommunications regulation efficient? An international perspective

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  • Flacher, David
  • Jennequin, Hugues

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This article addresses the efficiency of regulation policy in the telecommunications sector. First, the concepts of static and dynamic efficiency are reviewed, with the main policies used into achieve these goals identified, while distinguishing effective competition from industrial policy. Indicators are proposed that enable assessment of components of sector efficiency. These indicators are used to empirically investigate the link between regulation policy and economic performance for OECD Member Countries. The investigation is based on national differences in regulation policy and efficiency indicators. The results support the notion that asymmetrical ex ante regulation alone is not necessarily efficient, and that an ex ante policy, integrating an industrial policy, could favor dynamic efficiency.

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  • Flacher, David & Jennequin, Hugues, 2008. "Is telecommunications regulation efficient? An international perspective," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 32(5), pages 364-377, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:telpol:v:32:y:2008:i:5:p:364-377
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    1. 'Ofa, Siope Vakataki, 2009. "The WTO's telecommunications commitments and the credibility of telecommunications regulatory reforms in small island developing states," MPRA Paper 66184, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Auriol, Emmanuelle & Biancini, Sara, 2009. "Economic Integration and Investment Incentives in Regulated Industries," IDEI Working Papers 555, Institut d'Économie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse.
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    4. Yang, Anhyuk & Lee, Daeho & Hwang, Junseok & Shin, Jungwoo, 2013. "The influence of regulations on the efficiency of telecommunications operators: A meta-frontier analysis," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(11), pages 1071-1082.

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