Network Economics

Principles - Strategies - Competition Policy

  • Günter Knieps

Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Günter Knieps
    Pages 1-10
  3. Günter Knieps
    Pages 11-33
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    Pages 35-72
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    Pages 73-85
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    Pages 87-99
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    Pages 101-120
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    Pages 121-131
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    Pages 133-156
  10. Günter Knieps
    Pages 157-169
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 171-184

About this book


This textbook on network economics provides essential microeconomic instruments for the analysis of network sectors like telecommunications, transport or energy. Network-specific characteristics emerge both on the cost side and benefit side, requiring network providers to develop innovative entrepreneurial competition strategies for costing, pricing, and investment. From a competition policy perspective, a number of interesting questions arise: In which parts of networks is competition functional? In contrast, where is an abuse of market power to be expected? What is the division of labor between cartel authorities and regulatory agencies? The book develops an analytical framework for all network industries which allows readers to study entrepreneurial strategies as well as regulation and competition policies for network industries.


Compatibility standards Competition policy and regulation Costing and pricing Network industries Universal services

Authors and affiliations

  • Günter Knieps
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Transport Economics and Regional PolicyUniversity of FreiburgFreiburgGermany

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