Internet Economics: Models, Mechanisms and Management


Hans W. Gottinger

DOI: 10.2174/97816810854631170101
eISBN: 978-1-68108-546-3, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-68108-547-0

The internet represents a rapidly evolving set of technologies which is central to the development of a modern economy. Internet Econo...[view complete introduction]

Network Economies for the Internet –Conceptual Models

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Hans W. Gottinger


The Internet is framed as a market design for information with major actors supplying and demanding information, and supply and demand tending toward equilibrium, as a paradigm of a distributed computational system. Concepts of information flows and delivery provisions would reflect game-theoretic models of trade and exchange economies where the mechanism (design) of information flows would adopt the behavior and outcome of mathematical queueing systems. Of particular interest are large scale systems of the Internet type that act and perform as decentralized distributed systems of multi-level control. A prototype economic optimization model is put forward for a network economy with variation in traffic classes, utility parameters, queueing types and equilibrium approaches.

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