Bank of Spain paper identifies no regulatory bias in telecoms market

Madrid city council

A Bank of Spain paper published on January 12 finds no bias towards rural consumers on average in the residential local telephone market, but says the relative weight placed on low-income consumers can vary according to the regulator.

Carlos Pérez Montes, the paper's author, combines a discrete choice model of demand for residential local telephone access and an optimal price regulation model to estimate the welfare weights that state regulators place on consumers in the US with different

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