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Antitrust Issues and Policies: General

Benefits of regulation vs competition where inequality is high: The case of mobile telephony in South Africa

Ryan Hawthrone and Lukasz Grzybowksi
We test for the distributional effects of regulation and entry in the mobile telecommunications sector in a highly unequal country, South Africa. Using six waves of a consumer survey of over 134,000 individuals between 2009-2014, we estimate a discrete-choice model allowing for individual-specific...
Aug 2019
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Regulatory ambiguity and policy uncertainty in South Africa’s telecommunications sector

Helanya Fourie, Lara Granville and Nicola Theron
The competitive effects of telecommunications transactions and the related impact that they have on economic growth and employment are influenced by the regulatory environment that governs the sector. In South Africa, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is responsible...
Jan 2018
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The Consistency of Merger Decisions in a Developing Country: The South African Competition Commission

Sunel Grimbeek, Steven F. Koch and Richard J. Grimbeek
The South African Competition Commission's merger decisions for FY2002 through FY2009 are analyzed to empirically identify the factors historically influencing prohibition, conditional approval and unconditional approval. The key explanatory variables are linked to provisions of the 1998...
May 2012
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Asymmetry and discrimination in internet peering evidence from the LINX

A D’Ignazio and E Giovannetti
Is the quality of interconnection between Internet operators affected by their asymmetry? While recent game theoretic literature provides contrasting answers to this question, there is a lack of empirical research. We introduce a novel dataset based on Internet routing policies, and study the...
Nov 2008
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