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Compatibility, Standardization, and Network Effects: Some Policy Implications

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  • Neil Gandal

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Given the dramatic growth of the Internet and information-technology industries in general, and the importance of interconnection in these networks, the economics of compatibility and standardization has become mainstream economics. In this paper, I examine several key policy aspects of standard setting in industries with network effects. Copyright 2002, Oxford University Press.

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Article provided by Oxford University Press in its journal Oxford Review of Economic Policy.

Volume (Year): 18 (2002)
Issue (Month): 1 (Spring)
Pages: 80-91

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