Asia-Pacific Telecommunications Liberalisation and Productivity Performance

12 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2003

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Gary Madden

Curtin University - School of Economics and Finance

Scott Savage

University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics

Jason Ng

Singapore Productivity and Standards Board

Abstract

This study examines the growth in total factor productivity (TFP) of 12 Asia-Pacific telecommunications carriers for the period 1987 through 1990. Carriers are chosen to represent the stages of telecommunications liberalisation identified by the International Telecommunication Union (1995a). A model relating TFP growth to output growth, changes in output mix, technology change and market competition and private ownership is estimated on a unique data set obtained from telecommunications carrier annual reports. Empirical results show competition, private ownership, technology change and scale economies improve carrier TFP growth.

Suggested Citation

Madden, Gary and Savage, Scott and Ng, Jason, Asia-Pacific Telecommunications Liberalisation and Productivity Performance. Australian Economic Papers, Vol. 42, pp. 91-102, 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=388171

Gary Madden (Contact Author)

Curtin University - School of Economics and Finance ( email )

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Scott Savage

University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics ( email )

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Jason Ng

Singapore Productivity and Standards Board

Singapore
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