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Entry, access pricing, and welfare in the telecommunications industry

  • Behringer, Stefan

This paper investigates the effects of entry on welfare in the Telecommunications industry. Equilibrium pricing parameters for monopoly and duopoly situations are determined where access charges are chosen non-cooperatively. Welfare comparisons between alternative access pricing regimes are also performed.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 102 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (March)
Pages: 185-188

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