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Pricing access in network competition

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  • Sue Mialon

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We compare various access pricing rules in the two-way access model. We show that the Generalized Efficient Component Pricing Rule (TECPR) leads to a lower equilibrium price than does the Efficient Component Pricing Rule, (ECPR) marginal cost pricing, (MCP) and any non-negative fixed access charges. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Regulatory Economics.

Volume (Year): 31 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
Pages: 109-123

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Handle: RePEc:kap:regeco:v:31:y:2007:i:1:p:109-123

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Keywords: Access pricing; Incentive regulation; L51; L96; L11;

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Cited by:
  1. Doh-Shin Jeon & Sjaak Hurkens, 2007. "A Retail Benchmarking Approach to Efficient Two-Way Access Pricing," Working Papers 324, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.
  2. Doh-Shin Jeon & Sjaak Hurkens, 2007. "A Retail Benchmarking Approach to Efficient Two-way Access Pricing: Two-Part Tariffs," Working Papers 07-11, NET Institute, revised Sep 2007.

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