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Impact Study of the Arrival of a New Mobile Phone Operator in Haiti

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  • Jean-Michel HUET

    (BearingPoint Paris Office)

  • Isabelle VIENNOIS

    (BearingPoint Paris Office)

  • Pierre LABARTHE

    (BearingPoint Paris Office)

  • Anas EL BARKANI

    (BearingPoint Paris Office)

Abstract

Do telecoms really contribute to the economic development of developing countries ? After funding a new mobile phone operator in Haiti, the Agence Française de Développement and Proparco have been willing to assess the impact of the arrival of this new operator on the Haitian economy. This case study was conducted by BearingPoint and analysed both micro and macro economical indicators. The conclusions show that the arrival of the new mobile phone operator lead to an explosion of the penetration rate of mobile phone in Haiti thanks to increased competition, with significant positive impacts on employment and GDP in the first 3 years following the arrival. The updating of the study shows that the arrival of another new mobile phone operator also triggered a second boost of the mobile phone market. In a context of a long-time damaged economy, this dynamic market appears to bring a breath of fresh air to the country both through direct and undirect effects.

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  • Jean-Michel HUET & Isabelle VIENNOIS & Pierre LABARTHE & Anas EL BARKANI, 2012. "Impact Study of the Arrival of a New Mobile Phone Operator in Haiti," Communications & Strategies, IDATE, Com&Strat dept., vol. 1(86), pages 175-192, 2nd quart.
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    Keywords

    telecom; development; donors; Haiti; employment; social impact; uses; investment; bank; mpaiement; emerging;

    JEL classification:

    • L38 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Public Policy
    • L96 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Telecommunications
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • M21 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics - - - Business Economics
    • O14 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology

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