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Compatibility, Standardization, and Network Effects: Some Policy Implications

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Given the dramatic growth of the Internet and information-technology industries in general, and the importance of interconnection in these networks, the economics of compatibility and standardization has become mainstream economics. In this paper, I examine several key policy aspects of standard setting in industries with network effects. Copyright 2002, Oxford University Press.

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  • Neil Gandal, 2002. "Compatibility, Standardization, and Network Effects: Some Policy Implications," Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Oxford University Press, vol. 18(1), pages 80-91, Spring.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:oxford:v:18:y:2002:i:1:p:80-91
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