Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/33991
Authors: 
Andonova, Veneta
Diaz-Serrano, Luis
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 2569
Abstract: 
It has traditionally been argued that the development of telecommunications infrastructure is dependent on the quality of countries' political institutions. We estimate the effect of political institutions on the diffusion of three telecommunications services and find it to be much smaller in cellular telephony than in the others. By evaluating the importance of institutions for technologies rather than for industries, we reveal important growth opportunities for developing countries and offer policy implications for alleviating differences between countries in international telecommunications development.
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Working Paper

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