Baake, Pio and Kamecke, Ulrich and Wey, Christian (2005): A Regulatory Framework for New and Emerging Markets. Published in: International Journal of Digital Economics No. 60 (December 2005): pp. 123-146.
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The future of the information society crucially depends on investments in upgrading existing infrastructures and building new networks. Traditional cost-based regulation, which focuses on issues of static efficiency and service-based competition necessarily has negative effects on innovation incentives and the emergence of infrastructure-based competition in the highly dynamic telecommunications industry. This paper presents a regulatory framework for new infrastructures, which makes ex ante regulation contingent to the tendency towards effective competitive structures. Unlike the standard Significant Market Power-test (SMP), this approach takes a longer term perspective and therefore secures operators' investment incentives. The proposal has several desirable incentive effects. Firstly, it counters incentives to free-ride on investments by potential competitors, and secondly, it makes preemptive and other predatory practices by the investing firm less attractive. As a result, our proposal of contingent regulation in emerging markets promotes infrastructure-based competition in telecommunications.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||Communications & Strategies|
|Original Title:||A Regulatory Framework for New and Emerging Markets|
|Keywords:||new markets; infrastructure investments; regulation|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L9 - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities > L90 - General
L - Industrial Organization > L4 - Antitrust Issues and Policies > L43 - Legal Monopolies and Regulation or Deregulation
K - Law and Economics > K2 - Regulation and Business Law > K23 - Regulated Industries and Administrative Law
L - Industrial Organization > L9 - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities > L96 - Telecommunications
|Depositing User:||Sophie Nigon|
|Date Deposited:||04. Apr 2007|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 08:21|