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dc.contributor.authorBiancini, Saraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-29T11:14:28Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-29T11:14:28Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/46269-
dc.description.abstractWe analyze the demand and supply characteristics of the Indian telecommunications market, in order to assess the potential effectiveness of universal access policies in developing countries. We provide some empirical evidence on the supply and demand characteristics, using a small time-series-cross-section dataset on Indian States. We suggest that the price elasticity of demand for mainlines might be sensibly higher than the levels usually found in developed countries, while the crucial role of income and other sociodemographic variables seems to be confirmed. We also study the impact of cellular penetration, identifying a (positive) network effect in low penetration areas and some evidence of substitution (displacement) in the most developed ones. We finally analyze the supply side of the market, trying to assess the impact of market competition on investment: competition seemingly helps stimulating investment in the most developed areas, but has probably no significant impact in the less developed ones.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper: Industrial Organisation 3286en_US
dc.subject.jelL96en_US
dc.subject.jelL51en_US
dc.subject.jelO12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordtelecommunications demanden_US
dc.subject.keyworduniversal serviceen_US
dc.subject.keywordcompetitionen_US
dc.subject.keyworddeveloping countriesen_US
dc.subject.keywordIndiaen_US
dc.subject.stwTelekommunikationspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwTelekommunikationen_US
dc.subject.stwAngeboten_US
dc.subject.stwNachfrageen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungsländeren_US
dc.subject.stwIndienen_US
dc.titleBehind the scenes of the telecommunications miracle: An empirical analysis of the Indian marketen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn644483644en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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