Competition and Regulation in Telecommunications

Examining Germany and America

  • J. Gregory Sidak
  • Christoph Engel
  • Günter Knieps

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Wernhard Möschel
    Pages 1-13
  3. Paul W. MacAvoy, J. Gregory Sidak
    Pages 69-77
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 79-83

About this book

Introduction

This volume brings together academic economists and lawyers to evaluate and compare the regulation of telecommunications markets in Germany and the United States. The unifying theme in all of the pa­ pers is that the goal of public policy in this area should be to make the broadest and most functional competition possible by means of an ap­ propriate regulatory framework. Because the European and American telecommunications markets are becoming more intertwined each day, the issues addressed in this volume will be topical to the business, government, and academic communities for some time. For the chairman of the Monopoly Commission, Wernhard Moschel, the opening of the German telecommunications market has been successful in principle. This is clearly recognizable in the case of the competition in long-distance transport. Based on the view that the regulatory authority should make itself obsolete, Professor Moschel advocates an incremental review and gradual reduction of regulation.

Keywords

Germany USA business communication competition development innovation investment pricing public policy regulation research telecommunications

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Gregory Sidak
    • 1
  • Christoph Engel
    • 2
  • Günter Knieps
    • 3
  1. 1.American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy ResearchUSA
  2. 2.University of OsnabrückGermany
  3. 3.University of FreiburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0640-8
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3873-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0640-8
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