Review of Industrial Organization

, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 119–149 | Cite as

A Short Survey of Network Economics



This article surveys a variety of topics that are related to network economics. Topics covered include: consumer demand under network effects, compatibility decisions and standardization, technology advances in network industries, two-sided markets, information networks and intellectual property, and social influence.


Survey Network economics Network industries Network effects Network externalities 

JEL Classification

D4 L1 L8 Z1 


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