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The Impact of Telecommunication Technologies on Competition in Services and Goods Markets: Empirical Evidence

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  • Vahagn Jerbashian
  • Anna Kochanova

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In this paper we empirically show that a more intensive use and wider adoption of telecommunication technologies significantly increases the level of product market competition in services and goods markets. Our result is consistent with the view that the use of telecommunication technologies can lower the costs of entry. This finding is robust to various measures of competition and a range of specification checks.

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  • Vahagn Jerbashian & Anna Kochanova, 2012. "The Impact of Telecommunication Technologies on Competition in Services and Goods Markets: Empirical Evidence," CERGE-EI Working Papers wp463, The Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute, Prague.
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    1. Vahagn Jerbashian, 2016. "Automation and Job Polarization: On the Decline of Middling Occupations in Europe," UB Economics Working Papers 2016/348, Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat d'Economia i Empresa, UB Economics.
    2. Kochanova,Anna & Hasnain,Zahid & Larson,Bradley Robert, 2016. "Does e-government improve government capacity ? evidence from tax administration and public procurement," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7657, The World Bank.

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    Keywords

    telecommunication technologies; entry costs; product market competition;

    JEL classification:

    • L16 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Industrial Organization and Macroeconomics; Macroeconomic Industrial Structure
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
    • O25 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Industrial Policy

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