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Ex-Ante Margin Squeeze Tests in the Telecommunications Industry: What Is a Reasonably Efficient Operator?


Germain Gaudin


Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf - Duesseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)

Claudia Saavedra


Regulatory Affairs - Orange

August1 13, 2013


Abstract:     
We study the implementation of 'reasonably efficient operator' margin squeeze tests by National Regulatory Authorities in European telecommunications markets. We provide a theoretical framework in which we show how regulatory authorities deal with the asymmetries between entrants and incumbents by adjusting the 'equally efficient operator' margin squeeze test used in competition policy. Using this framework, we build a benchmark of implementation choices by inspecting authorities' guidelines, market analyses and decisions. We find that some implementation choices are very similar across authorities' decisions, whereas some others display a strong heterogeneity.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 31

Keywords: Margin squeeze, Imputation test, Regulation, Telecommunications

JEL Classification: L51, L96

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Date posted: December 21, 2012 ; Last revised: August 13, 2013

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Gaudin, Germain and Saavedra, Claudia, Ex-Ante Margin Squeeze Tests in the Telecommunications Industry: What Is a Reasonably Efficient Operator? (August1 13, 2013). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2192212 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2192212

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Germain Gaudin (Contact Author)
Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf - Duesseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) ( email )
Universitaetsstr. 1
Duesseldorf, NRW 40225
Germany
Claudia Saavedra Valenzuela
Regulatory Affairs - Orange ( email )
78 rue Olivier de Serres
Paris, 75015
France
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