Empirical evidence on the impact of privatization of fixed-line operators on telecommunications performance - Comparing OECD, Latin American, and African countries

Gasmi, Farid, Maingard, Alexis, Noumba Um, Paul and Recuero Virto, Laura (2011) Empirical evidence on the impact of privatization of fixed-line operators on telecommunications performance - Comparing OECD, Latin American, and African countries. TSE Working Paper, n. 11-241, Toulouse

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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: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: February 2011
Place of Publication: Toulouse
Uncontrolled Keywords: Privatization, Telecommunications
JEL codes: C23 - Models with Panel Data
L51 - Economics of Regulation
L96 - Telecommunications
L98 - Government Policy
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Institution: Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 06:04
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2018 13:26
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:24592
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/3592

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