Competition in Telecommunications / Edition 1

Competition in Telecommunications / Edition 1

by Jean-Jacques Laffont, Jean Tirole, Jean Tirole
     
 

In Competition in Telecommunications, Jean-Jacques Laffont and Jean Tirole analyze regulatory reform and the emergence of competition in network industries using the state-of-the-art theoretical tools of industrial organization, political economy, and the economics of incentives.The book opens with background information for the reader who is unfamiliar with

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In Competition in Telecommunications, Jean-Jacques Laffont and Jean Tirole analyze regulatory reform and the emergence of competition in network industries using the state-of-the-art theoretical tools of industrial organization, political economy, and the economics of incentives.The book opens with background information for the reader who is unfamiliar with current issues in the telecommunications industry. The following sections focus on four central aspects of the recent deregulatory movement: the introduction of incentive regulation; one-way access; the special nature of competition in an industry requiring two-way access; and universal service, in particular, the use of engineering models to compute subsidies and the design of universal service auctions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262621502
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/01/2001
Series:
Munich Lectures in Economics
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
335
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Laudation for Jean Tirole
Preface
Acknowledgments
1Setting the Stage1
2Incentive Regulation37
3Essential Facility and One-Way Access: Theory97
4Essential Facility and One-Way Access: Policy137
5Multiple Bottlenecks and Two-Way Access179
6Universal Service217
7Concluding Remarks265
Glossary281
References289
Index299

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