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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 We discuss the benefits of net neutrality regulation in the context of a two-sided market… (More)
JEL classification: L1 D4 L12 L13 C63 D42 D43 Keywords: Network neutrality Two-sided markets Internet Monopoly Duopoly Regulation Discrimination AT& T Verizon Comcast Google a b s t r a c t We discuss network neutrality regulation of the Internet in the context of a two-sided market model. Platforms sell broadband Internet access services to residential… (More)
Casual observation suggests that Internet media firms sometimes allow consumers to pay to remove advertisements from a free advertisement-based product. In this paper I characterize when this business model is optimal and analyze its impact on advertising quantity and the distribution of surplus. The optimality of the business model depends on the relation… (More)
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Working papers are in draft form. This working paper is distributed for purposes of comment and discussion only. It may not be reproduced without permission of the copyright holder. Copies of working papers are available from the author. Abstract What makes a CEO? We merge data on the traits of more than one million Swedish males, measured at age 18 in a… (More)