2010 Series • No. 10–3
Research Department Working Papers
A Short Survey of Network Economics
A subsequent version of this paper was published in Review of Industrial Organization 38, no. 2 (March 2011): 119-149.
This paper surveys a variety of topics related to network economics. Topics covered include: consumer demand under network effects, compatibility decisions and standardization, technology advances in network industries, two-sided markets, information networks and intellectual property, and social influence.