We investigate institutional and policy drivers of telecommuncations deregulation in Europe. In particular, we focuse on those determinants which received so-far a comparatively little attention: policy speed and timing, path- dependency, institutional complementarity. We find that: first, cross-effects from privatizations to liberalizations reveal to affect the liberalization process; second, the telecommunications industry is shown to play a ‘pivotal role’ in the liberalization patterns of European countries; third, ‘path dependency’ turns out to be a crucial driver for telecommunications’ liberalizations; fourth, liberalizations in telecommunications result to be linked across European countries; fifth, ‘institutional complementarities’ between liberalization initiatives and regulatory authorities are shown to significantly shape the telecommunications market structure. Finally, we interpret our findings in light of the evolution of the European regulatory framework and suggest that these results may represent important lessons for policy design in other network industries.
|Titolo:||Liberalizing Telecommunications in Europe: Path-Dependency and Institutional Complementarities|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Citazione:||Liberalizing Telecommunications in Europe: Path-Dependency and Institutional Complementarities / Belloc, F.; Nicita, Antonio; Parcu, P. L.. - In: JOURNAL OF EUROPEAN PUBLIC POLICY. - ISSN 1350-1763. - ELETTRONICO. - (2013).|
|Appare nella tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|