Fabian Herweg, Daniel Müller, Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 00:00
Ian Fillmore, Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 00:00
Joshua Gans, Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 00:00
Netflix recently agreed to pay Comcast for faster access to Comcast’s customers, intensifying the debate over ‘net neutrality’ – the principle that internet service providers should treat all data equally. This column argues that without net neutrality regulation, ISPs can capture the benefits of higher-quality content, thereby discouraging innovation from content providers. To be effective, net-neutrality regulation must prevent content-based price discrimination on both sides of the market.
Pascal Courty, Mario Pagliero, Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 00:00
Is the music business doing business well? This column shows that offering multiple seating categories at concerts raises revenues by about 5%. But a quarter of concerts do not price discriminate, and most only offer two ticket types. The music industry seems to be leaving money on the concert floor.