Internet Economics

Internet Economics

by Lee W. McKnight
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions


"The Internet raises new questions about the economics of networks and forces us to re-examine old questions in a new light. As such, the papers assembled here constitute some of the seminal contributions to a new economic sub-field, by the scholars who were among the first to notice and investigate these new questions. This book also

Overview


"The Internet raises new questions about the economics of networks and forces us to re-examine old questions in a new light. As such, the papers assembled here constitute some of the seminal contributions to a new economic sub-field, by the scholars who were among the first to notice and investigate these new questions. This book also explores issues which are central to the current policy debate surrounding the current re-write of this country's communications laws. The material presented is extremely relevant to a broad audience, including in particular policy-makers, as well as the many business audiences which have a stake in the evolution of communication networks. This work is an extremely significant contribution."
-- François Bar, Assistant Professor of Communication, Stanford University
The Internet has rapidly become an important element of the economic system. The lack of accepted metrics for economic analysis of Internet transactions is therefore increasingly problematic. This book, one of the first to bring together research on Internet engineering and economics, attempts to establish such metrics.

The chapters, which developed out of a 1995 workshop held at MIT, include architectural models and analyses of Internet usage, as well as alternative pricing policies. The book is organized into six sections: 1) Introduction to Internet Economics, 2) The Economics of the Internet, 3) Interconnection and Multicast Economics, 4) Usage Sensitive Pricing, 5) Internet Commerce, and 6) Internet Economics and Policy.

Contributors: Loretta Anania, Joseph P. Bailey, Nevil Brownlee, David Carver, David Clark, David W. Crawford, Ketil Danielsen, Deborah Estrin, Branko Gerovac, David Gingold, Jiong Gong, Alok Gupta, Shai Herzog, Clark Johnson, Martyne M. Hallgren, Frank P. Kelly, Charlie Lai, Alan K. McAdams, Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason, Lee W. McKnight, Gennady Medvinsky, Liam Murphy, John Murphy, B. Clifford Neuman, Jon M. Peha, Joseph Reagle, Mitrabarun Sarkar, Scott Shenker, Marvin A. Sirbu, Richard Jay Solomon, Padmanabhan Srinagesh, Dale O. Stahl, Hal R. Varian, Qiong Wang, Martin Weiss, Andrew B. Whinston.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Economists, computer scientists, and communication specialists begin the process of establishing a metric for the economic analysis of transactions on the Internet. Their twenty papers from a March 1995 workshop at MIT cover the basics of Internet economics, interconnection and multicast economics, usage-sensitive pricing, Internet commerce, and policy. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262133364
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
05/01/1997
Pages:
541
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.17(h) x 1.42(d)

What People are saying about this

Bill Goffe

Internet Economics is significant as it brings together much of material in this field. It is unique book in an area of considerable interest.

From the Publisher
"The Internet raises new questions about the economics of networks andforces us to re-examine old questions in a new light. As such, the papersassembled here constitute some of the seminal contributions to a neweconomic sub-field, by the scholars who were among the first to notice andinvestigate these new questions. This book also explores issues which arecentral to the current policy debate surrounding the current re-write ofthis country's communications laws. The material presented is extremelyrelevant to a broad audience, including in particular policy-makers, aswell as the many business audiences which have a stake in the evolution ofcommunication networks. This work is an extremely significantcontribution." Francois Bar, Assistant Professor of Communication,Stanford University
Francois Bar

The Internet raises new questions about the economics of networks andforces us to re-examine old questions in a new light. As such, the papers assembled here constitute some of the seminal contributions to a new economic sub-field, by the scholars who were among the first to notice and investigate these new questions. This book also explores issues which are central to the current policy debate surrounding the current re-write of this country's communications laws. The material presented is extremely relevant to a broad audience, including in particular policy-makers, as well as the many business audiences which have a stake in the evolution of communication networks. This work is an extremely significant contribution.

Meet the Author

Lee W. McKnight is Associate Professor in the School of Information Studies at
Syracuse University.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >