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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Why potential entry may increase platform sponsors’ profit
(Working Paper2005:62, Working paper, 2005-09)
In this paper we analyze the incentives for platform sponsors to open up their networks for independent rivals. We show that open access may increase the platform sponsors’ profit levels and enhance quality improving investments.
Access pricing, quality degradation and foreclosure in the internet
(Working paper2000:12, Working paper, 2000-03)
Access to both a local and a global network is needed in order to get complete connection to the Internet. The purpose of this article is to examine the interplay between those two networks and how it affects the domestic ...
International complementarities in the internet : should domestic local access prices be regulated?
(Working Paper2001:33, Working paper, 2001-10)
The Internet can be seen as the convergence of different industries like telecommunication, software, and media into an international oligopoly, where the end-user is offered a bundle consisting of complementary products ...
The broadband access market : competition, uniform pricing and geographical coverage
(Working paper2000:76, Working paper, 2000-12)
This paper analyzes some technological and political aspects of the market for broadband access. Broadband access is the last mile of the telecommunication network, and it is an essential component in order to offer broadband ...