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Net Neutrality: A Fast Lane to Understanding the Trade-offs

Shane Greenstein, Martin Peitz, Tommaso Valletti

NBER Working Paper No. 21950
Issued in January 2016
NBER Program(s):Industrial Organization, Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

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.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w21950

Published: Shane Greenstein & Martin Peitz & Tommaso Valletti, 2016. "Net Neutrality: A Fast Lane to Understanding the Trade-Offs," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 30(2), pages 127-50, Spring. citation courtesy of

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