PURC Workshop for the Nigerian Communications Commission: Economics of Competition and Universal Access

March 1 - 5, 2004
Abuja, Nigeria

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Utility professionals of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) applied economic theories taught in this workshop to analyze the competitiveness of the Nigerian telecommunications markets, interconnection disputes and Internet growth. The course also focused on the economics of regulation, competition, interconnection and universal access, and the use of models and other economic tools to examine market competition and anticompetitive conduct. PURC Research Associate Rich Gentry described the models economists use to examine market competition. He also examined issues in competition policy and the economic tools used to examine anticompetitive conduct.

In attendance were 17 economists, engineers and attorneys from the NCC. PURC specifically designed this course for the Nigerian Communications Commission.


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