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On the Efficiency of Spam Mailing and Portal Advertising

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The objective of this paper is to provide a simple approach endogenizing the welfare reducing or welfare enhancing effect of informative advertising. Using this approach, it is possible to analyse the welfare consequences of a technology shock that reduces unit information costs, and to explain whether electronic junk mails or portal advertising will cause welfare gains or losses in a competitive environment.

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  • Martin Bandulet, 2005. "On the Efficiency of Spam Mailing and Portal Advertising," Discussion Paper Series 275, Universitaet Augsburg, Institute for Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:aug:augsbe:0275
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    Keywords

    advertising; externalities; internet portals;

    JEL classification:

    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
    • D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
    • L86 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software

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