Author Vogelsang, Ingo, author
Title The economics and regulation of network industries : telecommunications and beyond / Ingo Vogelsang
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2021
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  HD2763 .V65 2021    DUE 06-06-22    30660020256058
Descript 85 pages ; 23 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Cambridge elements. Public economics, 2516-2268
Cambridge elements. Elements in public economics
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 78-85)
"Have you ever wondered how your telephone company or Internet service provider can give you access to almost all people in the world, or how electricity suppliers can compete with each other if there is only one electric supply line passing through your street? This Element deals with the economics and public regulation of such network industries. It puts particular emphasis on the specific economic concepts used for analyzing them and on the regulatory reform movement and the compatibility of regulation and competition. Worldwide most of these industries have changed dramatically in recent years, telecommunications in particular. Network industries mostly exhibit economies of scale in production and similar economies in consumption. Both of these properties cause market power problems that often require industry-specific regulation. However, due to technological and market changes network policies have moved on from end-user regulation to wholesale regulation and in some cases to deregulation"--Back cover
Subject Public utilities -- Economic aspects
Public utilities -- Standards
Public utilities -- Government policy
Information networks -- Economic aspects
Information networks -- Standards
Information networks -- Government policy
Information networks -- Economic aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst00972574
Information networks -- Government policy. fast (OCoLC)fst00972578
Information networks -- Standards. fast (OCoLC)fst00972590
Public utilities -- Economic aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst01083156
Public utilities -- Government policy. fast (OCoLC)fst01083173
Public utilities -- Standards. fast (OCoLC)fst01083218