The Privatization of the Fixed-line Telecommunications Operator in OECD, Latin America, Asia, and Africa: One Size Does Not Fit All

Gasmi, Farid, Maingard, Alexis, Noumba Um, Paul and Recuero Virto, Laura (2013) The Privatization of the Fixed-line Telecommunications Operator in OECD, Latin America, Asia, and Africa: One Size Does Not Fit All. World Development, 45. pp. 189-208.

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to highlight empirically some important worldwide
differences in the impact of privatization of the fixed-line telecommunications
operator on network expansion, tariffs, and efficiency during the 1985-2007
period for a large panel of countries. Our work suggests that the divergent
results in the empirical literature on the performance of the privatization
reform can be explained to a large extent by cross-regional heterogeneity. We
find that the impact of privatization on outcomes is significantly positive in
OECD and African resource scarce coastal countries, weakly positive in Latin
American and the Caribbean countries, and strongly negative in African
resource rich and African resource scarce landlocked countries. The results
presented in this paper thus challenge the idea that there is a unique model
of reform for infrastructure sectors that is equally applicable across regions
and countries.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: 2013
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Privatization, Telecommunications
JEL codes: L51 - Economics of Regulation
L96 - Telecommunications
L98 - Government Policy
C23 - Models with Panel Data
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2015 13:09
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 13:23
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:29511
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/18415

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