Market structure and investment in the mobile industry

  • François Jeanjean, Georges Vivien Houngbonon
  • Information Economics and Policy, March 2017, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.infoecopol.2016.12.002

Relationship between market structure and investment in wireless industry.

What is it about?

Market structure impacts investment in wireless industry. At firm level, more operators means less investment per firm. At industry level, in the long run, more firms may cause less investment in the industry. This depends on the number of firms and on the dysymmetry between firms. The higher the dissymmetry, the higher the investment at industry level.

Why is it important?

Market structure and its impact on market outcomes is a hot topic, specifically in wireless industry where sectoral regulatory authorities have to give their agreement on mergers.

Perspectives

Dr François H Jeanjean
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This paper highlights a point of view which is often overlooked.

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