SEMINAR SERIES on ICTs POLICY RESEARCH: How Market Regulation Affects Network and Service Quality in Related Markets

Gordon Klein
http://www.zew.de/en/mitarbeiter/mitarbeiter.php3?action=mita&kurz=gkl
ZEW

Tuesday, March 23th 2010 16:30pm
Room 5.09, 5th floor, North Tower, Instituto Superior Técnico
Refreshments provided

Abstract:
This paper analyzes the effect regulation of network infrastructure has on complementary service markets. In particular, the paper proposes a theoretical model that explains the interactions of regulation in a network sector with investement in network infrastructure and investements in complementary markets. As we will show access regulation negatively aspects the network operator’s incentives to invest into network quality, but this may be more than compensated by the increase in investment incentives for providers of complementary services so that access regulation may actually increase the perceived overall quality level for final consumers.

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Topic: Gordon Klein - How Market Regulation Affects Network and Service Quality in Related Markets
Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Time: 4:30 pm, GMT Time (London, GMT)
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