Oxford Review of Economic Policy volume 18, issue 1, P80-91 2002 DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/18.1.80 View full text
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N. Gandal

Abstract: Given the dramatic growth of the Internet and information-technology industries in general, and the importance of interconnection in these networks, the economics of compatibility and standardization has become mainstream economics. In this paper, I examine several key policy aspects of standard setting in industries with network effects.