Congratulations to Sangamitra Ramachander (India) for winning the best paper title this time at CPRsouth6. Her paper, The Price Sensitivity of Mobile Use among Low Income Households in Six Countries of Asia discussed a study draws on data generated using the Contingent Valuation method to examine whether mobile use is sensitive to small declines in the current per-minute price of use for low income households in six countries of Asia: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. The quantitative and qualitative research reported in the paper is a part of a six-country study, Teleuse at the bottom of the pyramid 3, conducted by LIRNEasia (www.lirneasia.net).
The runner-up best paper title was won by Faheem Hussain (Bangladesh) for his paper titled Telecom Regulatory Environment in Digital Bangladesh: Exploring the Disconnects between Public Policies/Regulations and Real World Sector Performance.
The best papers were judged by Prof. Masatsugu Tsuji and Mr. Laurent Elder who are also members of the CPRsouth board. 65% of the final score comes from the judges while the remaining 35% comes from the audience.