Pricing the Internet

PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE INTERNET, Brian Kahin and James Keller, eds., pp. 269-314, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995

Posted: 20 Apr 2007

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Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason

UC Berkeley; University of Michigan

Hal R. Varian

School of Information; University of California, Berkeley - Operations and Information Technology Management Group; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Abstract

We describe the technology and costs of the Internet, then discuss how to design efficient pricing in order to allocate scarce Internet resources. We offer a "smart market" as a device to efficiently price congestion.

Suggested Citation

MacKie-Mason, Jeffrey K. and Varian, Hal R., Pricing the Internet. PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE INTERNET, Brian Kahin and James Keller, eds., pp. 269-314, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=980791

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Hal R. Varian

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