Net neutrality: A simple goal with some difficult implementation ahead

Joshua Gans, 11 June 2014

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Net neutrality has a simple goal – to ensure that consumers face an undistorted choice in choosing where to devote their attention on the Internet. The rationale for that goal is to ensure a ‘level playing field’ for those who provide content, applications, or anything else via the Internet.

Topics: Competition policy, Industrial organisation, Microeconomic regulation
Tags: Federal Communications Commission, internet, market power, net neutrality, price discrimination, regulation, technology, US

Pop artists can earn more by pricing tickets smartly

Pascal Courty, Mario Pagliero, 4 February 2009

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When performing artists hit the road on tour, they have a very good reason for putting up with life away from home and gruelling schedules – performing for local audiences is profitable. In 1997-1998, the not-so-young Rolling Stones travelled 25 countries with their Bridges to Babylon Tour, performing 108 shows in front of 4 million people and earning over $100 million in revenue.

Topics: Frontiers of economic research
Tags: concerts, music industry, price discrimination

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