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Priorities for Telecommunications Reform in Mexico


  • Roger Noll

    () (Professor of Economics, Stanford University)


During the past two decades, the performance of the Mexican telecommunications sector has improved substantially. Privatization of the former state-owned monopoly carrier led to a substantial increase in its efficiency, and the introduction of competition into all segments of the industry has led to substantial increases in penetration and utilization. Nevertheless, the performance of the sector is not as good as it could be, primarily because of weak governance institutions. This essay reviews the history of the Mexican reform, the performance of the industry since the reforms began, and the weaknesses in the regulatory and policy framework. The essay concludes with a series of proposals for institutional changes that would improve performance.

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  • Roger Noll, 2007. "Priorities for Telecommunications Reform in Mexico," Discussion Papers 06-035, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:sip:dpaper:06-035

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    Mexico; telecommunications; privatization;

    JEL classification:

    • E61 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Policy Objectives; Policy Designs and Consistency; Policy Coordination


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