The Deregulation of the Telephone Industry: The Lessons from the U.S. Railroad Deregulation Experience

New York University, Center for Law and Business, Working Paper No. 98-016

57 Pages Posted: 10 Jul 1999

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Lawrence J. White

New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Department of Economics

Date Written: March 1998

Abstract

The deregulation of the telephone industry has been a major task of public policy for the past two decades. There have been some outstanding achievements but also some serious frustrations ? especially in the deregulation of local telephone service. This paper notes the parallels (as well as the differences) between the experience of railroad deregulation to distill and the lessons for and limits of telephone deregulation.

JEL Classification: L96

Suggested Citation

White, Lawrence J., The Deregulation of the Telephone Industry: The Lessons from the U.S. Railroad Deregulation Experience (March 1998). New York University, Center for Law and Business, Working Paper No. 98-016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=164497 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.164497

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