Competition and Price Dispersion in International Long-distance Calling

Ennis, Sean (2006) Competition and Price Dispersion in International Long-distance Calling. Journal of Regulatory Economics, 29 (3). pp. 303-317. ISSN 0922-680X

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Abstract

This paper examines the relationship between changes in telecommunications provider competition on international long-distance routes and changes in prices. Overall, increased competition is associated with significantly lower prices to consumers of long-distance services. However, the relationship between competition and price varies according to the type of long-distance plan considered. For the plans frequently selected by price-conscious consumers, increased competition on a route is associated with lower prices. In contrast, for the basic international plans that are the default selection for consumers, increased competition on a route is actually associated with higher prices. Thus price dispersion appears to increase as competition increases.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2020 08:47
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 08:47
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/74789
DOI: 10.1007/s11149-006-7401-9

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