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Telecommunications Policy Reform in Turkey

Erkan Akdemir, Erdem Basci and Sübidey Togan

The World Economy, 2007, vol. 30, issue 7, 1114-1138

Abstract: This paper, considering the economic effects of liberalisation in the telecommunications sector on the Turkish economy, makes use of the empirical studies on the linkages between regulatory regimes and telecommunications prices. Since Turkey is trying to liberalise the telecommunications sector by following the EU approach to liberalisation, the paper considers briefly the regulatory regimes in the telecommunications sectors of the EU and Turkey, determines the ad valorem equivalent of barriers to the telecommunications services sector in Turkey, and derives estimates of the welfare effects of adopting the EU rules and regulations in the Turkish telecommunications sector. It shows that there is tremendous scope for Turkey to benefit from adopting and implementing the legislative, regulatory and institutional framework of the EU telecommunications sector. Copyright 2007 The Authors Journal compilation 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 9600 Garsington Road, .

Date: 2007
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