Baranes, Edmond and Bourreau, Marc (2005): An Economist's Guide to Local Loop Unbundling. Published in: International Journal of Digital Economics No. 57 (June 2005): pp. 13-31.
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This guide provides a critical review of the economics literature on the desirability and the effects of unbundling the local loop. Firstly, we discuss recent contributions, which aim to quantify the effect of unbundling regulations on the development of broadband services. Secondly, we review the literature on the potential impact of unbundling on investment and innovation incentives. Finally, we conclude this paper by offering some suggestions for further research.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||Communications & Strategies|
|Original Title:||An Economist's Guide to Local Loop Unbundling|
|Keywords:||Unbundling; broadband diffusion; investment and innovation|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L9 - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities > L95 - Gas Utilities; Pipelines; Water Utilities
L - Industrial Organization > L4 - Antitrust Issues and Policies > L42 - Vertical Restraints; Resale Price Maintenance; Quantity Discounts
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights > O32 - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
L - Industrial Organization > L5 - Regulation and Industrial Policy > L51 - Economics of Regulation
|Depositing User:||Sophie Nigon|
|Date Deposited:||03. Apr 2007|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 18:06|