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The political economy of telecommunications reforms

  title={The political economy of telecommunications reforms},
  author={Wei Li and Lixin Colin Xu and Christine Zhen-Wei Qiang},
Since most of the dramatic changes in telecommunications policies occurred in the past two decades, sufficient data to evaluate the many differences in details across countries are only now emerging. Using a new data set on privatization, competition, regulation, and tariff policies of the telecommunications sector, this paper investigates the political economy of Telecommunications reforms. The authors empirically analyze the explanatory power of various factors - including sectoral… 

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