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Financing Universal Access In The Telephone Network

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  • Glenn Jenkins

    () (Queen's University, Kingston, On, Canada)

  • MALCOLM GILLIS
  • JIM LEITZEL

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This paper examines the issue of financing the social goal of universal access to the telephone network. There are many feasible methods of financing the subsidies involved. We show that alternative financing schemes differ in terms of their economic efficiency, equity, political attractiveness, and administrative feasibility. As a consequence, tradeoffs among these characteristics must be made in choosing a financial mechanism to achieve a given social goal; financing schemes appropriate in some circumstances may be inappropriate in others.

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  • Glenn Jenkins & MALCOLM GILLIS & JIM LEITZEL, 1985. "Financing Universal Access In The Telephone Network," Development Discussion Papers 1985-03, JDI Executive Programs.
  • Handle: RePEc:qed:dpaper:66
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    1. Graham Glenday & Glenn F. Jenkins, 1984. "Industrial Dislocation And The Private Cost Of Labor Adjustment," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 2(4), pages 23-36, January.
    2. Glenn Jenkins & GRAHAM GLENDAY & JOHN EVANS, 1982. "Worker Adjustment Policies: An Alternative To Protectionism," Development Discussion Papers 1982-02, JDI Executive Programs.
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    Keywords

    telephone network; subsidies; financial methods;

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    • H40 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - General

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