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Competition between content distributors in two-sided markets
(Working paper;11/12, Working paper, 2012-05)
We analyze strategic interactions between two competing distributors of an independent TV channel. Consistent with most of the relevant markets, we assume that the distributors set end-user prices while the TV channel sets ...
News sources and media bias
(Working paper;21/12, Working paper, 2012-08)
In this paper we investigate the relationship between news sources and media firms. Although empirically important, this channel for supply-driven media bias has not previously been analyzed in economics literature. We ...
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 ...
Financing of media firms: does competition matter?
(Working paper2005:6, Working paper, 2005-01)
This paper analyses how competition between media firms influences the way they are financed. In a setting where monopoly may lead the media firms to be completely financed by consumer payments, competition may lead the ...
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 ...
Why corporate taxes may rise : the case of economic integration
(Discussion paper2003:5, Working paper, 2003-05)
Almost all the literature on tax competition in the presence of multinationals (MNCs) ignores the combined effect of profit shifting and economic integration (i.e., a reduction in trade costs) on equilibrium capital ...
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 ...
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 ...
Do incumbents have incentives to degrade interconnection quality in the internet?
(Working Paper2002:22, Working paper, 2002-04)