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Asymmetric equilibria and non-cooperative access pricing in telecommunications

Stefan Behringer

International Journal of Management and Network Economics, 2012, vol. 2, issue 3, 257-281

Abstract: This paper looks at competition in the telecommunications industry with non-linear tariffs and network-based price discrimination. Allowing for asymmetric networks and non-cooperatively chosen access prices simultaneously allows to explicitly derive non-reciprocal equilibrium access price choices that are above the efficient level and thus reconcile theory with regulatory practice.

Keywords: asymmetric networks; telecommunications industry; competition policy; access pricing; regulation; non-cooperative pricing; nonlinear tariffs; price discrimination; regulatory practice. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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Working Paper: Asymmetric Equilibria and Non-Cooperative Access Pricing in Telecommunications (2008) Downloads
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