The rapid growth of network industries has generated much comment amongst academics and policy makers. This timely volume takes an interdisciplinary, case study-based approach to examining network issues and experiences in order to develop recommendations that can inform antitrust, regulatory and legislative policy. Legal, economic, political and institutional aspects of network access are analyzed. The first part of the volume focuses on five topics that are central to reasoned analysis of the access problem. The second part presents ten case studies of network access in the energy, transportation, telecommunications, internet and banking industries. The volume concludes with comparisons and contrasts across the cases and policy recommendations.
Network Access, Regulation and Antitrust will prove invaluable to students of business, economics, law and economics and industrial economics, policy makers and academics working in the field.
Part 1: Key Topics Preface 1. Networks and Natural Monopoly 2. Essential Facilities 3. Tipping 4. Efficient Component Pricing Rule 5. Access Remedies after Trinko Part 2: Case-Studies Preface 1. Freight Railroads 2. Electricity Transmission 3. Gas Pipelines 4. Local Telecommunications 5. Long Distance Telecommunications 6. Broadband 7. Automated Teller Machines 8. Internet Browser 9. Internet-Based Airline and Travel Services 10. Online Music Part 3: Lessons Learned and Policy Recommendations
Routledge are proud to be the publishers of the prestigious series The Economics of Legal Relationships, which is sponsored by Michigan State University College of Law, and which continues to be edited by Professors Nicholas Mercuro and Michael D. Kaplowitz of Michigan State University College of Law, USA. This series, with a fine back catalogue of books, is dedicated to publishing original scholarly contributions that systematically analyze legal-economic issues.