Semi-Parametric Estimates of Intra-Lata Demand Elasticities

  • Armando Levy
Part of the Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy Series book series (TREP, volume 33)


In most states, including recently in California and Hawaii, state public utility commissions (PUCs) have moved towards competition in the market for intra-LATA toll services1. Since the rates charged by the local exchange carriers (LECs) for toll services in these states were substantially above cost, deregulation has meant a substantial drop in intra-LATA toll rates. The PUCs in these states have allowed the LECs to recover revenue lost from lower rates in the toll market by raising local tariffs.


Telecommunication Industry Demand Analysis Total Minute Truncation Bias Local Exchange Carrier 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Armando Levy
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsNorth Carolina State UniversityUSA

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