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Fastpris på bøker
(Arbeidsnotat;47/13, Working paper, 2013-12)
Det er omstridt hvorvidt bokbransjen skal tillates å benytte fastpriser (bindende videresalgspriser). Et premiss hos mange som er skeptisk til faste bokpriser er at det fjerner konkurranse og leder til høyere sluttbrukerpriser. ...
On the choice of royalty rule to cover fixed costs in input joint ventures
(Working paper;16/13, Working paper, 2013-07)
In a model where two competing downstream firms establish an input joint venture (JV), we analyze how different royalty rules for covering fixed costs affect channel profits. Under running royalties (regardless of whether ...
Empirical evidence on the relationship between mobile termination rates and firms’ profit
(Working paper;27/12, Working paper, 2012-08)
The comprehensive theoretical literature on mobile termination rates (MTRs) is inconclusive on how the level of MTRs affects overall consumer charges and firms’ profit. In a theoretical model, well suited for econometric ...
Do incumbents have incentives to degrade interconnection quality in the internet?
(Working Paper2002:22, Working paper, 2002-04)
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 ...
Access price regulation facilitates strategic transfer pricing
(Working Paper2005:60, Working paper, 2005-10)
Access price regulation is used in telecommunications to prevent that a vertically integrated firm, that controls an essential input, raises the rivals` costs. When the authorities remove the access price as a strategic ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Strategic investments with spillovers, vertical integration and foreclosure in the broadband access market
(Working paper2000:75, Working paper, 2000-12)
We analyze competition between two firms (ISPs) in the retail market for broadband internet connectivity. One of the firms is vertically integrated and controls the input market for local broadband access. The vertically ...