A critical analysis of the Report of the Committee of Inquiry into Telecommunications Services in Australia (Davidson Report)

Dann, Peter M. (1983). A critical analysis of the Report of the Committee of Inquiry into Telecommunications Services in Australia (Davidson Report) Honours Thesis, School of Economics, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Dann, Peter M.
Thesis Title A critical analysis of the Report of the Committee of Inquiry into Telecommunications Services in Australia (Davidson Report)
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1983
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Stuart Macdonald
Total pages 103
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract       The increasing importance of the information sector resulting from rapid development of telecommunications technology has led to a serious questioning of the adequacy of the existing monopolistic market structure to cope with the increasingly wide scope of the industry. The Davidson Committee was set the task of examining the Australian telecommunications industry to ascertain whether changes in the legislative monopoly of telecom could be of benefit. This thesis discusses the report of that Committee, in the light of economic theory of the Australian telecommunications industry as it currently exists. The main conclusions are that the reliance on assumptions, particularly relating to the perceived benefits of competition, and a failure to attend to practical and theoretical detail when these did not coincide and recommendations that are both practically and theoretically naive, particularly in the areas of Telecom pricing policy, and liberalisation of sectors of the industry.
Keyword Telecommunication -- Australia
Telecommunication policy -- Australia

 
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