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Turning the page on business formats for digital platforms : does Apple's agency model soften competition?
(Working paper;06/14, Working paper, 2014-04)
The agency model used by Apple and other platform providers such as Google allows upstream rms (content providers like book publishers and developers of apps) to choose the retail prices of their products (RPM) subject ...
Are tv-viewers and surfers different breeds? : broadband demand and asymmetric cross-price effects
(Working paper2003:14, Working paper, 2003-04)
We consider two different qualities of broadband access, one that simply means greater access speed to Internet applications and content and a premium version that also gives access to interactive TV-centric applications. ...
The SMS bandwagon in Norway : what made the market?
(Working paper2004:21, Working paper, 2004-06)
Short Message Service (SMS) has been an overwhelming success in Europe, substantially larger than in the United States. In relative terms Norway represents one of the largest SMS markets in the world. The aim of the paper ...
Licensing technology and foreclosure
(Working paper2007:36, Working paper, 2007-12)
We consider an industry where one firm with a superior technology competes for market shares with several rivals. The owner of the superior technology (the dominant firm) can license or transfer the source of its dominance ...
Price-dependent profit-sharing as a channel coordination device
(Working paper2008:05, Working paper, 2008-03)
We show how an upstream firm by using a price-dependent profit-sharing rule can prevent destructive competition between downstream firms that produce relatively close substitutes. With this rule the upstream firm induces ...
Slotting allowances to coordinate manufacturers’ retail sales effort
(Working paper2007:16, Working paper, 2007-07)
Slotting allowances are fees paid by manufacturers to get access to retailers’ shelf space. Although the main attention towards slotting allowances has been within the grocery industry, slotting allowances have also been ...
Customer ignorance, price cap regulation and rent-seeking in mobile roaming
(Working paper2009:05, Working paper, 2009-03)
Mobile phone usage when travelling abroad is expensive. In contrast to domestic voice call prices, entry of new firms does not put a downward wholesale and retail price pressure on mobile usage abroad. The network connection ...
Do incumbents have incentives to degrade interconnection quality in the internet?
(Working Paper2002:22, Working paper, 2002-04)
Competition and regulation strategies in the internet
(Working Paper2002:43, Working paper, 2002-09)
The purpose of this article is to provide a simple introduction to the Internet’s value system and historical development from an economic point of view. One of the central themes that we discuss is whether increased user ...
Do internet incumbents choose low interconnection quality?
(Working Paper2004:20, Working paper, 2004-06)
In this paper we analyze the interconnection incentives for two networks that differ with respect to size of their installed based. In the first part we prove that the smaller firm may be harmed in competition for new ...