Thursday, February 25, 2016
Shane Greenstein, Harvard Business School, Martin Peitz, University of Mannheim, and Tommaso Valletti, Imperial College provide an overview of Net Neutrality: A Fast Lane to Understanding the Trade-offs.
ABSTRACT: The “net neutrality” principle has triggered a heated debate and advocates have proposed policy interventions. In this paper, we provide perspective by framing issues in terms of the positive economic factors at work. We stress the incentives of market participants, and highlight the economic conflicts behind the arguments put forward by the different parties. We also identify several key open questions.