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The Economics of Self-regulation in telecommunications under sunset legislation

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  • Andreas Freytag

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  • Klaus Winkler

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Overregulation is one major obstacles to the free and innovative development of markets, even if these markets needed regulation after the privatization of a former monopolist. As a radical change of the regulatory regime could endanger it as a whole, the objective is to find a transitory regime which is limiting regulatory errors. One way is combining the regulatory instruments of sunset- regulation and self-regulation. We discuss conditions for successful self-regulation under sunset legislation. We conclude that a fast moving market such as the telecommunications sector should be subject to such an innovative regulatory regime.

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  • Andreas Freytag & Klaus Winkler, 2004. "The Economics of Self-regulation in telecommunications under sunset legislation," Jenaer Schriften zur Wirtschaftswissenschaft (Expired!) 17/2004, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät.
  • Handle: RePEc:jen:jenasw:2004-17
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    1. Cave, Jonathan & Marsden, Christopher, 2008. "Quis custodiet ipsos custodies in the Internet: self-regulation as a threat and a promise," MPRA Paper 83193, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    JEL classification:

    • L50 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - General
    • L96 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Telecommunications

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