Designing Incentive Regulation for the Telecommunications Industry

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The American Enterprise Institute's Studies in Telecommunications Deregulation present new research on telecommunications policy, with particular emphasis on reforms of federal and state regulatory policies that will advance rather than inhibit innovation and consumer welfare. AEI has commissioned more than twenty-five distinguished experts in law, economics, and engineering to write monographs on regulatory issues in telephony, cable television, broadcasting, information services, and other communications technologies. The monographs are written and edited to be immediately useful to legislators, jurists, and public officials at all levels of government - as well as to business executives and consumers, who must live with these policies. As such, the monographs will also find a place in courses on regulated industries and communications policy in economics and communications departments and in business, law, and public policy schools.

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Contents

Introduction and Overview I
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Todays Telecommunications Industry
15
The Monolithic Industry Structure Before Divestiture
27
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Sappington holds the Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar Chair in the Department of Economics at the University of Florida. He also serves as director of the University's Public Policy Research Center.

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