Analysing Regulatory Barriers to Trade in Telecoms Services
27 Pages Posted: 10 Jul 2012
Date Written: August 15, 2007
In this paper, we begin a discussion of the possible costs of ‘non-Europe’ in the telecommunications field. As part of those costs is likely to result from failures to exploit comparative advantage, we review some basic models of trade theory applicable to telecommunications services, and measures of effective protection in the presence of non-tradable inputs. We then discuss how recent developments in network design are altering the balance between tradable and non-tradable activities. This is followed by a review of the rather limited evidence on the (apparently) equally limited flows of trade in telecommunications services. The final section discusses policy responses, especially in Europe.
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