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Some Economics of the Internet

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  • Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason

    (University of Michigan)

  • Hal R. Varian

    (University of Michigan)

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This is a preliminary version of a paper prepared for the Tenth Michigan Public Utility Conference at Western Michigan University March 25--27, 1992. We describe the history, technology and cost structure of the Internet. We also describe a possible smart-market mechanism for pricing traffic on the Internet.

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  1. Mackie-Mason, J.K. & Varian, H.R., 1993. "Pricing the Internet," Memorandum 20/1993, Oslo University, Department of Economics.
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  1. Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason & Hal R. Varian, 1996. "Economic FAQs About the Internet," Industrial Organization 9606001, EconWPA.
  2. Patibandla, Murali & Petersen, Bent, 2001. "Role of Transnational Corporations in the Evolution of a high-tech Industry: The Case of India’s Software Industry," Working Papers 5-2001, Copenhagen Business School, Department of International Economics and Management.
  3. Courty, Pascal & Pagliero, Mario, 2003. "Responsive Pricing," CEPR Discussion Papers 4036, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  4. Gergely Biczók & Sándor Kardos & Tuan Trinh, 2010. "Pricing Internet access in the presence of user loyalty," Netnomics, Springer, vol. 11(2), pages 119-147, July.
  5. Moor, A. de, 1998. "Information tools for sustainable development: Enabling distributed human intelligence," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-76937, Tilburg University.
  6. Mackie-Mason, J.K. & Varian, H.R., 1993. "Pricing the Internet," Memorandum 20/1993, Oslo University, Department of Economics.
  7. Courty, Pascal & Pagliero, Mario, 2003. "Does Responsive Pricing Increase Efficiency? Evidence from Pricing Experiments in an Internet Café," CEPR Discussion Papers 4149, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  8. Ioanna D. Constantiou & Nikolaos A. Mylonopoulos, 2002. "Towards Sustainable Quality Of Service In Interconnection," Game Theory and Information 0207004, EconWPA, revised 02 Sep 2002.
  9. Paul A. David, 2006. "Economic Policy Analysis and the Internet: Coming to Terms with a Telecommunications Anomaly," Discussion Papers 06-004, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
  10. Madden, Gary G & Savage, Scott J, 2000. "Some economic and social aspects of residential internet use in Australia," MPRA Paper 11158, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  11. Gilroy, Bernard Michael & Vollpert, Tobias, 1999. "Zukunftsperspektiven betriebswirtschaftlicher Forschung im Bereich der Internetökonomie
    [Future perspectives of economic research in the context of internet economics]
    ," MPRA Paper 21086, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  12. Seungjin Han, 2003. "An Efficient Mechanism for Differentiated Quality of Internet Service," Department of Economics Working Papers 2003-05, McMaster University.
  13. Crémer, Jacques & Hariton, Cyril, 2003. "Rental of a Durable Good," IDEI Working Papers 162, Institut d'Économie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse.

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