International Telephone Calls and the Regulatory Environment in COMESA

32 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2016

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Stephen Mailu

Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization

Timothy Waema

University of Nairobi

Date Written: April 30, 2016

Abstract

Using telephone call data assembled from a number of African countries, a model is employed to estimate the role of the regulatory environment as defined by the ITU. The GMM models predict that the absolute size of the impact of regulatory improvements on outgoing call volumes is probably larger than that of prices. The paper concludes with suggestions to regulatory arms within the COMESA region for improvements.

Keywords: TDM, COMESA, GMM

JEL Classification: C23, F14, F22

Suggested Citation

Mailu, Stephen and Waema, Timothy, International Telephone Calls and the Regulatory Environment in COMESA (April 30, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2794281 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2794281

Stephen Mailu (Contact Author)

Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization ( email )

Nairobi

Timothy Waema

University of Nairobi ( email )

Nairobi
Kenya

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