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A Taxa de Remuneração do Capital e a Nova Regulação das Telecomunicações

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  • Gabriel Fiuza de Bragança
  • Katia Rocha
  • Fernando Camacho

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An adequate rate of return on capital yielded by the regulated firms is a central issuerelated to the new cost-based approach adopted by the Brazilian TelecommunicationRegulatory Agency (Anatel). In this context, careful attention must be given to theWeighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) estimation. Downside bias can harminnovation and infrastructure future investment decisions and upside bias contradictsthe government main directive to reduce tariffs and foster competition, in fact, bothmistakes reduces social welfare.In this respect, the article intends to offer methodological insights, based onwell-accepted theoretical achievements and best practices abroad, for the task ofestimate a telecom WACC taking account of specific regulatory and sectorialBrazilian characteristics.

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  • Gabriel Fiuza de Bragança & Katia Rocha & Fernando Camacho, 2006. "A Taxa de Remuneração do Capital e a Nova Regulação das Telecomunicações," Discussion Papers 1160, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada - IPEA.
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    1. de Braganca, Gabriel Fiuza & Rocha, Katia & Moreira, Rafael Henrique Rodrigues, 2008. "Real Options and the Regulation of Brazilian Fixed-Line Telephone Operators: The Mark-up on the Cost of Capital," Working Paper Series 3997, Victoria University of Wellington, The New Zealand Institute for the Study of Competition and Regulation.

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    • G38 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill

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