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Political institutions and the development of telecomunications

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  • Veneta Andonova

    () (Department of Bussines, Universidad de los Andes)

  • Luis Díaz-Serrano

    () (Grup de Recerca en Economia del Benestar (CREB-GRIT-IZA), Departament d'Economia, Universitat de Barcelona)

Abstract

It has traditionally been argued that the development of telecommunications infrastructure is dependent on the quality of countries’ political institutions. We estimate the effect of political institutions on the diffusion of three telecommunications services and find it to be much smaller in cellular telephony than in the others. By evaluating the importance of institutions for technologies rather than for industries, we reveal important growth opportunities for developing countries and offer policy implications for alleviating differences between countries in international telecommunications development.

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  • Veneta Andonova & Luis Díaz-Serrano, 2006. "Political institutions and the development of telecomunications," Working Papers CREAP2006-10, Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP), revised Dec 2006.
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    1. Samoilenko, Sergey & Osei-Bryson, Kweku-Muata, 2008. "An exploration of the effects of the interaction between ICT and labor force on economic growth in transition economies," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 115(2), pages 471-481, October.
    2. Nauro F. Campos, 2010. "The Relative Impact of the Regulatory Framework on the Diffusion of ICT: Evidence from Latin America, 1989–2004," Chapters,in: Innovation and Economic Development, chapter 10 Edward Elgar Publishing.

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    Keywords

    Political constraints; Telecommunications; GMM; Economic development.;

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    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • R10 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General

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