Edmond Baranes

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According to empirical evidence, technological spillovers are spatially bounded. This is one of the main reasons why Þrms are induced to locate in close prox-imity despite tough competition. This paper is an attempt to endogenize such spillovers. For that purpose, we try to explain why spatial proximity gives more incentives to competing Þrms to share(More)
High-speed access to the web appears to have enjoyed a considerable rate of growth in Europe in 2001. To a great many observers, the challenges surrounding this development – which remains fledgling and disparate in the various countries involved – constitute far more than a mere come-back for the communications technologies sector, and lie at the heart of(More)
The aim of this paper is to present contrasting evidence to an interesting issue concerning the existence of the "waterbed effect" in Europe's mobile telephony. This issue arises when reducing mobile termination rates (MTRs) generally increases the level of retail prices for mobile subscribers. This is a key issue in Europe because the MTRs have been(More)
This article examines a model of competition between two types of health insurer: Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) and nonintegrated insurers. HMOs vertically integrate health care providers and pay them at a competitive price, while nonintegrated health insurers work as indemnity plans and pay the health care providers freely chosen by policyholders(More)
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