The Economics of Number Portability: Switching Costs and Two-Part Tariffs
AbstractThis paper interprets number portability as a reduction of switching costs in a model of competition between telephone companies. We identify several cases by their cost and demand characteristics and show that social benefit of number portability are not guaranteed. Analysis using two-part tariff highlights the effect of how the technological cost of switching cost reduction effects the final market allocation.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Center for Intergenerational Studies, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University in its series PIE/CIS Discussion Paper with number 483.
Length: 29 p.
Date of creation: Aug 2010
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Note: Originally Aoki, R., Small, J. "The Economics of Number Portability: Switching Costs and Two Part Tariffs". CRNEC Working Paper, University of Auckland, 1999.
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