The Economics of the Internet

Monday, January 12, 2004 - 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Keller 3-180
Andrew Odlyzko (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
The Internet is governed by a multiplicity of feedback loops operating on wildly varying time scales. Economics plays a key role, as it affects decisions of users, network managers, and financial decision makers. A survey of some of the main economic factors, and how they are likely to influence the development of the Internet, will be presented.