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A “PRINCIPLED” APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY

Dennis L. Weisman.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

December 2010; p ublished online June 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Energy and Utilities; Antitrust Issues and Policies. 14031 words.

The Obama administration came into power championing a philosophical shift in regulatory and antitrust policy. The telecommunications industry was singled out by the administration as a...

CAN LOBBYING PREVENT ANTICOMPETITIVE OUTCOMES? EVIDENCE ON CONSUMER MONOPSONY IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Dino Falaschetti.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

December 2008; p ublished online June 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Marketing; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Energy and Utilities; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Law and Economics; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Public Economics. 12089 words.

When basic competition rules cannot stop market power abuses, industry-specific regulations can improve economic performance. But regulations are also more immediately exposed to political...

Capital structure and investment in regulated network utilities: evidence from EU telecoms

Carlo Cambini and Laura Rondi.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

February 2012; p ublished online June 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Energy and Utilities; Corporate Governance. 16056 words.

This article analyzes the relationship between firm financial and investment decisions and regulatory outcomes in network industries, where regulatory opportunism is often viewed to lead to...

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CHANGING THE PRESUMPTION OF WHEN TO REGULATE: THE RATIONALE OF CANADIAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS REFORM

Lawson A. W. Hunter, Philippe Gauvin and David Krause.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2008; p ublished online August 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Energy and Utilities; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Industry Studies. 6873 words.

In a dynamic environment such as the telecommunications industry, it becomes increasingly difficult to consistently determine and enforce optimal regulatory responses. To improve the rigor...

Crisis, sustainability of electricity prices and state interventions in Argentina

Hulya Dagdeviren.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

April 2012; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Energy and Utilities; Industry Studies; Public Economics; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 8713 words.

This article examines the sustainability of wholesale power prices following the 2001 economic crisis in Argentina. We depart from the contractual disputes between the multinational power...

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DOES INCENTIVE COMPATIBLE MECHANISM DESIGN INDUCE COMPETITIVE ENTRY?

Sumit K. Majumdar.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

June 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Energy and Utilities; Antitrust Issues and Policies. 10775 words.

This article evaluates the impact of the introduction of incentive regulation on competitive entry in the territories of the firms making up the population of local exchange carriers in the...

THE DOMINANT FIRM REVISITED

Timothy J. Tardiff and Dennis L. Weisman.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2009; p ublished online February 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Energy and Utilities; Antitrust Issues and Policies. 7257 words.

This paper presents a framework for evaluating whether a firm lacks dominance in a particular market despite manifesting relatively high market shares. We show that demand complementarities...

ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND THE INTERNET ENGINEERING TASK FORCE

Günter Knieps.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Energy and Utilities; Services. 7503 words.

The changing role of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standard setting process, from designing and implementing the best effort transmission control protocol/Internet Protocol...

How a latecomer succeeded in a complex product system industry: three case studies in the Korean telecommunication systems

Tae-Young Park.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

April 2013; p ublished online June 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Energy and Utilities. 11788 words.

Catching up with the pioneers in Complex Product and System (CoPS) is not easy because CoPS is very different from the mass-produced goods in which latecomers have specialized. Despite...

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INNOVATION SPILLOVERS AND THE “DIRT ROAD” FALLACY: THE INTELLECTUAL BANKRUPTCY OF BANNING OPTIONAL TRANSACTIONS FOR ENHANCED DELIVERY OVER THE INTERNET

J. Gregory Sidak and David J. Teece.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2010; p ublished online July 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Energy and Utilities; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Law and Economics; Industry Studies; Regulation and Industrial Policy. 32495 words.

In October 2009, the Federal Communications Commission proposed “net neutrality” regulations, including a new rule that would have the effect of banning optional business-to-business...

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THE MISUSE OF PROFIT MARGINS TO INFER MARKET POWER

Robert H. Bork and J. Gregory Sidak.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Energy and Utilities; Microeconomics; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Welfare Economics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Law and Economics; Market Structure and Pricing; Regulation and Industrial Policy. 8112 words.

Profit margins are not reliable evidence from which to infer market power in antitrust cases. The use of accounting profit margins has no economic justification in dominance proceedings....

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NET NEUTRALITY AND CONSUMER WELFARE

Gary S. Becker, Dennis W. Carlton and Hal S. Sider.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Energy and Utilities; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Law and Economics; Industry Studies; Regulation and Industrial Policy. 9346 words.

The Federal Communications Commission's proposed net neutrality rules would, among other things, prohibit broadband access providers from prioritizing traffic, charging differential prices...

PHASING OUT SECTOR-SPECIFIC REGULATION IN EUROPEAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Günter Knieps and Patrick Zenhäusern.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

December 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Energy and Utilities; Industry Studies. 4028 words.

The European Commission Recommendation 2007/879/EC has become known as an important innovation towards phasing out sector-specific regulation of electronic communications. Eleven of the...

Political Accountability and Regulatory Performance in Infrastructure Industries: An Empirical Analysis

Farid Gasmi, Paul Noumba Um and Laura Recuero Virto.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2009; p ublished online October 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Public Economics; Energy and Utilities; Single Equation Models; Single Variables. 8042 words.

The relationship between the quality of political institutions and the performance of regulation has recently assumed greater prominence in the policy debate on the effectiveness of...

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Regulation of Natural Gas in the United States, Canada, and Europe: Prospects for a Low Carbon Fuel

Jeff D. Makholm.

in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Energy and Utilities; Economic History; Production and Organizations; Law and Economics; Regulation and Industrial Policy. 9920 words.

The United States and Canada have seen a competitive and technological revolution in unconventional natural gas production in the 21st Century—dramatically lowering the price of gas and...

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REGULATORY POLICY AND THE REVERSE CELLOPHANE FALLACY

Debra J. Aron and David E. Burnstein.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

December 2010; p ublished online February 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Energy and Utilities; Antitrust Issues and Policies. 9352 words.

A proper economic analysis of whether a regulated firm has—or, more accurately, would, in the absence of regulation, have—market power is a significantly different exercise from a typical...

REREGULATION OR BETTER DEREGULATION? ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF RECENT FCC COMPETITION ACTIONS

Timothy J. Tardiff.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2015; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Energy and Utilities; Antitrust Issues and Policies. 8368 words.

In 1999, 2005, and 2007 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) established approaches for relaxing pricing restrictions for incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) if competition in...

SYSTEMIC EFFICIENCIES IN COMPETITION LAW: EVIDENCE FROM THE ICT INDUSTRY

Konstantinos Stylianou.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Energy and Utilities; Technological Change; Research and Development. 14996 words.

This article introduces the concept of systemic efficiencies, traces its theoretical underpinnings in economics, management, and technology, and applies it to recent high-profile cases....