AØKA08080U Telecommunications Economics
MSc in Economics
To obtain the highest grades in the assessments of examination in 'Tele¬communications Economics' the following general criteria shall be met:
The student shall
- demonstrate knowledge of all relevant concepts and factual items regarding the questions raised and of the relationships be¬tween these
- be able to design an analysis to give a thoroughly description of the problem and find possible solutions to the questions raised
- give a survey of the relevant economic issues regarding the que¬stions raised
- explain constraints and uncertainties in the presented solutions, often in the form of trade-offs between different objectives.
As more concrete criteria - depending on the actual questions raised in the examination - the following shall be demonstrated:
- the main trends and relationships in the ICT sectors (ICT=Information and Communication Technology) regarding de¬mand, supply, prices, market players, technical solutions, regulation etc.
- the main economic and technical concepts and items used in the ICT sectors, especially for telecommunication, the Internet and supply of radio and TV channels.
The minimum criteria for passing the examination.
The student shall demonstrate knowledge of
- the most important concepts and factual items that are relevant for answering the questions raised
- the most relevant trends and relationships in the ICT sectors
- the possibilities and limitations of the use of relevant economic analy¬ses
Acceptance of a limited amount of small and medium failures in the analysis presented, but normally no major failures can be accepted
Spulber and Yoo: “Networks in Telecommunications”.
Cambridge, University Press, 2009. Page 13 – 151.
http://ep.fjernadgang.kb.dk/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511811883 (use the link ‘read pdf’)
Kelly and Rossotto: “Broadband Strategies Handbook”. The World Bank and infoDev, 2012. Page 1 – 87 and 195 – 243. Total 136 pages.
Blackman and Srivastava: “Telecommunications Regulation Handbook – Tenth Anniversary Edition!”. The World Bank and infoDev, 2011. Ch. 1 + 2 (page 3 – 59), section 3.4.1 (page 66), section 3.4.6 (page 72-75), section 3.7.2 (page 85-86), section 3.8 (page 86-89), ch. 4.1 - 4.4 (page 93 – 107), ch. 4.6 (111 – 115), and ch. 5 -7 (page 119 – 223). Total 192 pages.
In addition to this a number of Articles which can be seen
on the website of the course.
Total about 821 pages incl. articles etc.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written examination, 3 hours under invigilationA 3 hours written examination taking place at Peter Bangs Vej 36.
- Without aids
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- External censorship
20 % censurship
- Exam period
- Will be updated before the start of the semester
- Same as ordinary. But if only a few students have registered for the re-exam, the exam might change to an oral exams with a synopsis to be handed in. This means that the examination date also will change.
Criteria for exam assesment