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Network Neutrality and the Nature of Competition between Network Operators


Viktoria Kocsis


University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research

Paul De Bijl


CPB Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis


International Economics and Economic Policy, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2007

Abstract:     
The neutral architecture of the Internet is being challenged by various parties, such as network operators providing the connections to end-users, who are interested in gaining control of the information exchanged over the Internet. What are the effects on competition and welfare of such practices? Currently, there exists very little economic theory on network neutrality. This paper provides a preliminary analysis of the type of economic modeling that can address network neutrality, as well as of the type of results that can be expected.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 33

Keywords: Network neutrality, Discriminating practices, Product differentiation, Imperfect competition, Regulation

JEL Classification: L13, L51, L96

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Date posted: September 17, 2007  

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Kocsis, Viktoria and de Bijl, Paul, Network Neutrality and the Nature of Competition between Network Operators. International Economics and Economic Policy, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=976882

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Viktoria Kocsis (Contact Author)
University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research ( email )
Roetersstraat 29
Amsterdam, 1018 WB
Netherlands
Paul W.J. De Bijl
CPB Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis ( email )
P.O. Box 80510
The Hague, 2508 GM
Netherlands
+31 70 3383380 (Phone)
+31 70 3383350 (Fax)
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