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Essays on Telecommunications Economics

Abstract : This thesis contributes to three topics in the regulatory economics of telecommunications. The first chapter explores the debate of network neutrality regulation. It studies the consequences of a regulation when a « must have » content provider is willing to enter in joint investment agreements with internet service providers. The second chapter investigates investment on next generation access networks in a regulated environment. It considers a framework where returns on investment are uncertain. It illustrates how access contracts with commitment clauses can be more efficient than plain usage-based access charges. The third chapter analyzes investment when technological progress is endogenous. It studies dynamic process innovation in market where n firms can reinvest present profits to reduce future costs. It develops a differential game to capture dynamic effects and describes the role of imperfect competition for technological progress.
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Claudia Saavedra Valenzuela. Essays on Telecommunications Economics. Trading and Market Microstructure [q-fin.TR]. Ecole Polytechnique X, 2010. English. ⟨pastel-00550206⟩



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