Award Date

1-1-1995

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Economics

Number of Pages

44

Abstract

This Thesis examines Telecommunications Industry efficiencies in the face of recent regulatory reforms; Regulation was believed to be required because of the telecommunications industry's apparent natural monopoly. The promise of regulation was to act as a surrogate to competition in controlling the monopolist. Regulation should require the monopolist to operate as close to a competitive marginal cost as possible. With effective regulation, the consumer would then expect to be paying as low a price as possible for the service provided by the regulated monopolist; Aside from commendable technological and systems improvements by the telephone companies, no significant improvement in operating efficiency would be expected with rate of return regulation reform; Included in this discussion of telecommunication industry regulation is an event analysis of the trend of the employee per access line efficiency correlated with the announcement of regulatory reforms. A significant relationship is demonstrated.

Keywords

Efficiencies; Examining; Industry; Light; Reform; Regulatory; Telecommunication

Controlled Subject

Commerce; Economics; Public administration; Mass media

File Format

pdf

File Size

1587.2 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/plzy-2nja


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