Journal Article

The Economics of the Internet: Infrastructure and Regulation

Martin Cave and Robin Mason

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

Published on behalf of The Oxford Review of Economic Policy Ltd

Volume 17, issue 2, pages 188-201
Published in print June 2001 | ISSN: 0266-903X
Published online June 2001 | e-ISSN: 1460-2121 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxrep/17.2.188
The Economics of the Internet: Infrastructure and Regulation

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The purpose of this article is to inform users, regulators, and economists about the basic economics of the Internet, focusing on regulation of its infrastructure. It defines the Internet and describes its development and organization. It analyses the regulatory and competition issues associated with conveyance on the Internet. It then discusses three current puzzles of economic interest. While the article reaches several conclusions, the overall message is that much more work is needed in this area.

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Subjects: Economic Development and Growth ; Public Economics ; Political Economy ; Public Policy

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