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Polynomics telecommunication regulation index 2012

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  • Zenhaeuserna, Patrick
  • Schneiderb, Yves

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In order to study the effect of sector-specific regulation on industry behavior and market outcome, regulatory density must be measured. The Polynomics Telecommunication Regulation Index 2012 aims to provide such a measure for telecommunications. It is based on coded answers to almost 30 questions regarding sector specific regulations. All questions were selected by the criterion that they potentially relate to investment and innovation activity by telecommunication companies. Each question either concerns fixed network, the mobile network and/or NGA networks or multiple networks. This procedure results in more than 40 regulatory indicators per country and year. The indicators are evaluated and gathered for 32 countries (EU-27, Australia, Japan, Switzerland, Singapore, USA) for a period of 14 years (1997 until 2010). Based on the regulatory indicators various sub-indices and indices can be constructed. The data set is available from Polynomics upon request. Visit http://www.polynomics.ch/rdi.

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  • Zenhaeuserna, Patrick & Schneiderb, Yves, 2012. "Polynomics telecommunication regulation index 2012," 23rd European Regional ITS Conference, Vienna 2012 60399, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:itse12:60399
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    1. Michał Grajek & Lars-Hendrik Röller, 2012. "Regulation and Investment in Network Industries: Evidence from European Telecoms," Journal of Law and Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 55(1), pages 189-216.
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    1. Chalmeau, Olivier, 2013. "Determinants of European telecommunication operators systematic risk," 24th European Regional ITS Conference, Florence 2013 88495, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).

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    Keywords

    Empirical research; index; innovation; regulatory density; telecommunication sector;

    JEL classification:

    • C01 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - Econometrics
    • C80 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - General
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • G38 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • L43 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - Legal Monopolies and Regulation or Deregulation
    • L5 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy

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