Can Universal Service Survive in a Competitive Telecommunications Environment ? Evidence from the United States Consumer Expenditure Survey by

@inproceedings{Wolak1996CanUS,
  title={Can Universal Service Survive in a Competitive Telecommunications Environment ? Evidence from the United States Consumer Expenditure Survey by},
  author={Frank A. Wolak},
  year={1996}
}
The purpose of this paper is to assess the impact of reducing the magnitude of the crosssubsidy in telephone services pricing that flows from long-distance service to local service on the consumption of both of these telephone services and consumer welfare at the household level. Our econometric modeling framework specifies a complete system of household-level demand functions that are derived from the assumption of utility maximization. Our primary data source is the Bureau of Labor Statistics… CONTINUE READING
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