Telecommunications Performance, Reforms, and Governance

23 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2006

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Antonio Estache

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES)

Ana Goicoechea

World Bank

Marco Manacorda

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Centre for Economic Performance (CEP); Queen Mary, University of London; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Date Written: January 2006

Abstract

The authors assess the effects of private capital and independent regulatory agencies on telecommunications performance by using cross-country panel data from 1990 to 2003. In general, they find that having independent regulatory agencies positively affects affordability and labor productivity, but negatively affects quality. Having private capital positively affects access, quality, and labor productivity, but negatively affects affordability. However, reform policies affect industrial and developing countries differently in some cases. The authors also find that governance plays an important role as it affects performance and interacts with reform policies.

Suggested Citation

Estache, Antonio and Goicoechea, Ana and Manacorda, Marco, Telecommunications Performance, Reforms, and Governance (January 2006). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3822. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=877323

Antonio Estache (Contact Author)

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Ana Goicoechea

World Bank ( email )

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Marco Manacorda

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) ( email )

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Queen Mary, University of London

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