Issue 4

December 2000

Pricing a Network Good To Deter Entry

This paper develops a model of pricing to deter entry by a sole supplier of a network good.

Building and Delivering the Virtual World: Commercializing Services for Internet Access

This study analyzes the service offerings of Internet Service Providers (ISPs), the commercial suppliers of Internet access in the United States.

Innovation, Rent Extraction, and Integration in Systems Markets

We consider innovation incentives in markets where final goods are systems comprising two strictly complementary components, one of which is monopolized.

Connectivity in the Commercial Internet

We study the ‘backbone market’ in the Internet.

Buying, Sharing and Renting Information Goods

Information goods such as books, journals, computer software, music and videos can be copied, shared, resold, or rented.