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Competition in Telecommunications : Munich Lectures in Economics - Jean-Jacques Laffont

Competition in Telecommunications

Munich Lectures in Economics


Published: 26th January 2001
For Ages: 18+ years old
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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 telecommunication 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 a 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.

"Laffont and Tirole have combined their mastery of economic theory with real-world telecom know-how to produce a gem of a book. If you want to deepen your understanding of telecom - and of network industries generally - you must read this book." - Carl Shapiro, Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy, University of California, Berkeley, and author of Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy"

Series Foreword
Laudation for Jean Tirole
Setting the Stagep. 1
Incentive Regulationp. 37
Essential Facility and One-Way Access: Theoryp. 97
Essential Facility and One-Way Access: Policyp. 137
Multiple Bottlenecks and Two-Way Accessp. 179
Universal Servicep. 217
Concluding Remarksp. 265
Glossaryp. 281
Referencesp. 289
Indexp. 299
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ISBN: 9780262621502
ISBN-10: 0262621509
Series: Munich Lectures in Economics
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 26th January 2001
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.53