The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Internet, Economics of the

  • Nicholas Economides
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We discuss salient economic aspects of the Internet, including the possible abolition of net neutrality by local broadband access networks as well as potential incompatibilities and degradation of connectivity in the Internet backbone.


Antitrust Cartels Common standards Innovation Interconnection Internet, economics of the Market power Net neutrality Network effects Network externalities Price discrimination Proprietary standards Switching costs Two-sided pricing Universal connectivity 

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