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New cellular networks in Malawi: Correlates of service rollout and network performance

Dimitrios Batzilis, Taryn Dinkelman, Emily Oster, Rebecca Thornton, Deric Zanera

NBER Working Paper No. 16616
Issued in December 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

Research for this paper was funded by the NBER Africa Project on African Successes. We are grateful for research assistance from Eirin Forsund, Cecile Gaubert, Soren Larson, Ajay Shenoy and Ryan Wang. We also acknowledge the technical insight on cellular phone networks provided by Mung Chiang and Tian Lin in the Electrical Engineering Department at Princeton University. In addition, we thank the National Statistics Office in Malawi for assistance with data as well as the helpful staff at Zain and TNM, Malawi. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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