Full-Text Search:
Home|Journal Papers|About CNKI|User Service|FAQ|Contact Us|中文
《Contemporary Finance & Economics》 2004-01
Add to Favorite Get Latest Update

Universal Service Obligations in Developing Countries

Jean-Jacques Laffont & ZHANG Xin-zhu (1.Universite des Sciences Socials, Antole Place France, 31042 Toulouse Cedex, France; 2.Research Center for Regulation and Competition, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing 100732)  
In this paper we develop a simple model in which the government has asymmetric information about a monopolistic firm's marginal cost of providing services in the rural area. In our model the optimal universal service policy is implemented by two regulatory instruments, i.e., pricing and network investment. We conduct our analysis under both discriminatory pricing and uniform pricing. We find that under discriminatory pricing, asymmetric information leads to a higher price and a smaller network for the rural area than those under full information. While it may indeed induce a lower price for the rural area under uniform pricing, it is achieved at a cost of smaller network. Our results show that the threat of collusion weakens the incentives given to the firm. An interesting finding is that both the firm and the interest group of taxpayers have incentives to collude with the supervisor under both pricing regimes. Indeed, the existence of this new interest group hardens the collusion proof-ness constraint for the supervisor and the firm. Moreover, the allocations are distorted even if the high-cost information is revealed by the supervisor to reduce the stake of collusion between the supervisor and the interest group of taxpayers.
【CateGory Index】: F112.1
Download(CAJ format) Download(PDF format)
CAJViewer7.0 supports all the CNKI file formats; AdobeReader only supports the PDF format.
Chinese Journal Full-text Database 7 Hits
1 Feng Zhong-yue, Li Lan-bo & Zhao Nan (Beijing Technology and Business University, Beijing10037,China);The Evolvement of Research on Incentive Contract in the Auction of Franchise[J];Journal of Beijing Technology and Business University(Social Science);2007-03
2 Zhao Nan Feng Zhongyue;The Evolvement of Collusion Theory in the Auction of Franchise[J];Review of Industrial Economics;2007-01
3 QUE Guang-hui(Beijing Economic and Technological Research Academe of State Grid,Beijing 100761);Study on Universal Service of Electric Power in Our Country[J];Electric Power Technologic Economics;2006-05
4 HUANG Shu-lin Xu Jian HU Nai-jun(Northern China University of Electric Power,Beijing 102206;Liaoyang Power Supply Company,Liaoyang Liaoning 111000);Developing Flectric Power Universal Service to Serve New Socialist Rural Construction[J];Electric Power Technologic Economics;2006-05
5 LI Dan(College of Economics and Management,South China Agricultural University,Guangzhou 510642,China);On the Construction of Telecommunication Universal Service Regulation System in China[J];Journal of Guangxi University of Finance and Economics;2008-02
6 GAO Huan-xi,WU Wei-feng(Shandong Administration Institute,Jinan 250014,China);Mechanisms,Mechanisms Formation and the City-country Consistency in China[J];East China Economic Management;2007-09
7 FENG Zhong-yue,ZHAO Nan (School of Economics, Beijing Technology and Business Univ., Beijing 10037, China);The Collusion Theory and Research on Collusion in Auctioning off Environmental Hygiene Facilities' Franchise Rights[J];Shenzhen University Journal(Humanities & Social Sciences);2008-01
Chinese Journal Full-text Database 10 Hits
1 SHI Ji-chun, XIAO Zhu (Law School, Renmin University of China, Beijing100872, China);Study of the Privatization of Public Utilities and Relevant Law Issues[J];Journal of Peking University(Humanities and Social Sciences);2004-04
2 REN Ji-qin, FANG Chun-yang (School of Economics and Management,Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China);Experience and Enlightenment on the Reform of Foreign Electric Power[J];Journal of Beijing Jiaotong University(Social Sciences Edition);2004-02
3 LV Ting-jie, ZHANG Ke (School of Economics & Management,BUPT,Beijing 100876,China);Strengthening administration of Chinese telecom industry by reconstruction of regulation mechanism[J];Journal of Beijing University of Posts Telecommunications;2004-01
4 SHI Wen-hua , WEI Liu-rong , LV Ting-jie (E-Business Research Center , BUPT , Beijing 100876 , China);The administration of telecom universal service fund[J];Journal of Beijing University of Posts Telecommunications;2004-02
5 WANG Jin-ping, ZHOU Wan-li,LIU Yue(School of Economics & Management,CUPT,Chongqing 400065,China);Economic analysis of telecom service quality[J];Journal of Beijing University of Posts Telecommunications;2004-03
6 XIE Xue-mei~(1,2),ZHANG Ke~2,Lü Ting-jie~2 (1.College of Management Studies,Jilin University, Changchun 130025,China; 2.Economics and Management School, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications,Beijing 100876, China);Game analysis about telecommunications universal server regulation with competitive environment[J];Journal of Changchun Post and Telecommunication Institute;2004-02
7 WANG Jun-hao (Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics,Hangzhou 310012,China);The Enterprises Ownership Transformation in British Natural Monopoly Industries and Its Enlightenment[J];Collected Essays on Finance and Economics;2002-01
8 ZGANG Wen-chun (Center for Finance Research,Renmin University of Finance and Ecomomics,Beijing,100872 China);The Evolution of Theory and Practice of Regulation Economics over the Past 20 Years[J];Research On Financial and Economic Issues;2004-03
9 XIAO Xing-zhi~1, CHEN Yan-li~2 (1.Research Academy of Economic & social Development, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, Dalian 116025, China; 2.Accounting School, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, Dalian 116025, China);The Strategic Choice for pushing forward the Reform of Liaoning's SOEs in Natural Monopoly Industries[J];Research On Financial and Economic Issues;2004-06
10 QI Xin-yu (School of Economics , Shanghai University of Finance and Economics , Shanghai 200433, China );Universal Service and Electricity Retail Competition Reform[J];The Study of Finance and Economics;2004-01
【Secondary References】
Chinese Journal Full-text Database 4 Hits
1 WU Chang-nan(Research Center of Cluster and Enterprise Development,Jiangxi University ofFinance and Economics,Nanchang 330013,China);On the mechanism of dynamic evolvement of business ecosystem[J];Commercial Research;2008-11
2 ZHAO Hui-ru,CHI Nan-nan,LI Chun-jie(School of Business Administration,North China Electric Power University,Beijing 102206,China);The Study of Mechanism of Electric Universal Service Income Compensation[J];Science Technology and Industry;2008-06
3 TIAN Bo (State Grid Corporation of China,Beijing 100031,China);Suggestions on Deepening Reform of Rural Electric Power Utilities[J];Electric Power Technologic Economics;2009-01
4 GAO Huan-xi1,WU Wei-feng2(1.Shandong Administration Institute,Jinan,250014,China;2.Economics School of Shandong University,Jinan,250100,China);The Shandong Model in County-level Economy Development: Characters,Contrasts and Strategies[J];Journal of Shandong Administration Institute & Shandong Economic Management Personnel Institute;2008-02
©2006 Tsinghua Tongfang Knowledge Network Technology Co., Ltd.(Beijing)(TTKN) All rights reserved