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Tele-communications 2.0: the age of the internet

Jerbashian, Vahagn and Kochanova, Anna 2018. Tele-communications 2.0: the age of the internet. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy 18 (3)

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Over the past few decades, the Internet has become the major tool for communication, greatly replacing the traditional telecommunication technologies. We use industry-level evidence from 21 European countries and the period 1997-2007 and identify the changing effects of traditional telecommunication technologies and the Internet on the functioning of markets. Specifically, we show that the effect of the traditional telecommunication technologies on competition in services and goods markets has dissipated and has become insignificant during this period. In contrast, the effect of the Internet has gained a significant momentum.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Publisher: De Gruyter
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 6 June 2018
Date of Acceptance: 6 June 2018
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2019 07:29

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