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The WTO's telecommunications commitments and the credibility of telecommunications regulatory reforms in small island developing states

Ofa, Siope


Telecommunications regulatory reform is a recent phenomenon in small island developing states, including in five Pacific island states in the past five years. Opportunities for regulatory capture exist when independent regulators are vulnerable to political pressure. There is therefore a case for external multilateral policy restraint to deter policymakers from reneging on policies. This study estimates the impact of the telecommunications commitments of the WTO on a panel data set of 160...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Pacific Economic Bulletin


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