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Efficient Capacity Pricing of the Internet Services

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  • Chang-Ho Yoon

    () (Department of Economics, Korea University)

  • Young-Woong Song

    (SK Research Institute for SUPEX Management)

  • Byoung Heon Jun

    () (Department of Economics, Korea University)

Abstract

The paper examines the possibilities to improve efficiency in Internet pricing by introducing pre-purchase contract. One can regard pre-purchase market as a device for providing guaranteed services and as an alternative to smart market that can implement expected capacity pricing in an efficient manner. We find that the pre-purchase market tends to discriminate against the consumers who are less certain about their demands. We provide a condition under which the discriminatory effect is overwhelmed by the market force, which discourages the consumers with lower value by high premium. We also suggest a solution to the discriminatory effect.

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  • Chang-Ho Yoon & Young-Woong Song & Byoung Heon Jun, 2005. "Efficient Capacity Pricing of the Internet Services," Discussion Paper Series 0508, Institute of Economic Research, Korea University.
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    Keywords

    Network congestion; Pre-purchase; Edge pricing; Smart market; Internet pricing;

    JEL classification:

    • D60 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - General
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • L86 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software

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