Analysing Regulatory Barriers to Trade in Telecoms Services

27 Pages Posted: 10 Jul 2012

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Martin E. Cave

University of Warwick - Warwick Business School; Brunel University London

Matthew Corkery

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: August 15, 2007

Abstract

In this paper, we begin a discussion of the possible costs of ‘non-Europe’ in the telecommunications field. As part of those costs is likely to result from failures to exploit comparative advantage, we review some basic models of trade theory applicable to telecommunications services, and measures of effective protection in the presence of non-tradable inputs. We then discuss how recent developments in network design are altering the balance between tradable and non-tradable activities. This is followed by a review of the rather limited evidence on the (apparently) equally limited flows of trade in telecommunications services. The final section discusses policy responses, especially in Europe.

Suggested Citation

Cave, Martin E. and Corkery, Matthew, Analysing Regulatory Barriers to Trade in Telecoms Services (August 15, 2007). TPRC 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2102921

Martin E. Cave (Contact Author)

University of Warwick - Warwick Business School ( email )

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Brunel University London

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Matthew Corkery

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