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Endogenous Internet Structure and Bargaining Power in Interconnection Agreements

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  • Jun Tackseung

    (Kyung Hee University)

  • Kim Jeong-Yoo

    (Kyung Hee University)

  • Kim Hee-Su

    (Korea Information Society Development Institute)

Abstract

We consider a model of Internet interconnection. We characterize the Myerson value as the bargaining outcome in interconnection agreements in given networks and provide its interpretation in terms of "betweenness centrality." Then, in an extended network formation model, we characterize the structures of the efficient network and the stable network and confirm the disparity between them. We also identify the condition for the disparity to disappear under bill-and-keep agreements. The possibility of multi-homing and secondary peering is briefly discussed.

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  • Jun Tackseung & Kim Jeong-Yoo & Kim Hee-Su, 2010. "Endogenous Internet Structure and Bargaining Power in Interconnection Agreements," Review of Network Economics, De Gruyter, vol. 9(3), pages 1-43, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:rneart:v:9:y:2010:i:3:n:2
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