Byung-Cheol Kim

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a non-profit institution devoted to research on network industries, electronic commerce, telecommunications, the Internet, " virtual networks " comprised of computers that share the same technical standard or operating system, and on network issues in general. Abstract This paper analyzes the e¤ects of net neutrality regulation on investment incentives for(More)
We analyze the effect of net neutrality regulation in a two-sided market framework when content is heterogeneous in its sensitivity to delivery quality. We characterize the equilibrium in a neutral network constrained to offer the same quality vis-` a-vis a non-neutral network where Internet service providers (ISPs) are allowed to engage in second degree(More)
Using data from the U.S. automobile market, we empirically examine the link between competition and innovation. Consistent with a large literature, we use patent counts as a measure of innovation. The combination of the U.S. market's economic importance, market dynamics, and the significant intertemporal fluctuations in firms' market shares and patents make(More)
We study how net neutrality regulations affect a high-bandwidth content provider(CP)'s investment incentives to enhance its quality of services (QoS) in content delivery to end users. We find that the effects crucially depend on whether the CP's entry decision is constrained by the Internet service provider (ISP)'s network capacity. With limited capacity,(More)
Description This course is the first sequel to IO series. Topics include market structures and the strategic behavior of firms (monopoly, oligopoly, imperfect competition), research and development, adoption of new technologies, regulations, antitrust law and competition policy. Objective This course aims to equip Ph.D. students with a theoretical(More)