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The Development of Telecommunications in Europe: Regulation and Economic Effects

  • Martin Cave

    (University of Warwick)

The aim of this lecture is to; set out the importance of information and communications technologies for europe’s economic future; describe the role ICT policies play in the Lisbon agenda; evaluate the current regulatory regime for electronic communications services in Europe. To anticipate the conclusions: ICT are a major area of investment in which Europe’s record is patchy; the Lisbon agenda is a worthy but rather ineffective wish list of desirable actions; the key is to improve the European regulatory framework by actions which encourage investment and innovation by both incumbent operators and entrants.

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Paper provided by Macerata University, Department of Studies on Economic Development (DiSSE) in its series Working Papers with number 01-2005.

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Date of creation: Oct 2005
Date of revision: Nov 2008
Handle: RePEc:mcr:wpaper:wpaper00001
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