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The Economics of Standards Wars

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  • Stango Victor

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Policymakers face an increasing number of questions regarding whether markets efficiently choose technological standards. In this essay I survey the economic literature regarding standards, focusing on arguments that markets move between standards either too slowly or too swiftly.

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  • Stango Victor, 2004. "The Economics of Standards Wars," Review of Network Economics, De Gruyter, vol. 3(1), pages 1-19, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:rneart:v:3:y:2004:i:1:n:1
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