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Media competition on the Internet
(Discussion paper2004:21, Working paper, 2004-08)
This paper presents a model of competition between two advertisingfinanced media firms, and we apply the model to analyze competition between portals on the Internet. First, we show that equilibrium prices of advertising ...
Do consumers buy less of a taxed good?
(Discussion paper2006:1, Working paper, 2006-01)
This paper shows that consumers may buy more of a taxed good if it is sold by a two-sided platform firm. Two-sided platform industries serve distinct customer groups that are connected through interdependent demand, and ...
Industrial agglomeration and capital taxation
(Discussion paper1998:7, Working paper, 1998-07)
Models with imperfect competition and intra-industry trade have become widely accepted as appropriate frameworks within which to analyze the impact of trade liberalization on industrial agglomeration. This paper makes ...
Resale price maintenance and restrictions on dominant firm and industry-wide adoption
(Discussion paper2007:14, Working paper, 2007-06)
This paper examines the use of market-share thresholds (safe harbors) in evaluating whether a given vertical practice should be challenged. Such thresholds are typically found in vertical restraints guidelines (e.g., the ...
R&D policies, trade and process innovation
(Discussion paper2004:30, Working paper, 2004-11)
We set up a simple trade model with two countries hosting one firm each. The firms invest in cost-reducing R&D, and each government may grant R&D subsidies to the domestic firm. We show that it is optimal for a government ...
Corporate tax systems, multinational enterprises, and economic integration
(Discussion paper2004:18, Working paper, 2004-07)
Multinational firms are known to shift profits and countries are known to compete over shifty profits. Two major principles for corporate taxation are Separate Accounting (SA) and Formula Apportionment (FA). These two ...
The role of FDI in economic development
(Discussion paper2001:31, Working paper, 2001-12)
This paper deals with two questions: First, what are the determinants of FDI? Second, what is the role of FDI in economic development? In order to provide some answers to these questions, we draw upon the existing ...
International complementarities in the Internet : should local access prices be regulated?
(Discussion paper2002:9, Working paper, 2002-05)
The Internet can be seen as the convergence of different industries, such as telecommunication, software and media, into an international oligopoly offering complementary products. In most of these industries we have ...
Competing for capital in a "lumpy" world
(Discussion paper1999:7, Working paper, 1999-04)
Network ownership and optimal tariffs for natural gas transport
(Discussion paper2004:27, Working paper, 2004-10)
This paper addresses the issue of national optimal tariffs for transportation of natural gas in a setting where national gas production in its entirety is exported to end-user markets abroad. In a situation where the ...