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dc.contributor.advisorWhinston, Andrew B.en
dc.creatorGeng, Xianjunen
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-22T22:07:13Z
dc.date.available2016-07-22T22:07:13Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T25X25C8Jen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/39203en
dc.description.abstractThis research explores three frontier issues in electronic commerce using economics methods. First, we study bundling of large number of digital goods as a method for price discrimination. We show that prior literature has not properly considered the case where discounting effect exists, and give out examples where bundling is not the optimal choice for a seller. Second, we analyze the impact of resale on advance selling of single-time consumption goods. We point out that a resale market is often divisible, and a seller can often selectively allow or preclude part of the resale market. It turns out that partially allowing/precluding resale activities are sometimes beneficial to both sellers and buyers. Third, we propose a new market mechanism, Capacity Provision Networks, for Web caching trading. We then demonstrate the practical business viability of a cooperative CPN market.en
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subjectEconomicsen
dc.subjectElectronic commerceen
dc.subjectDigital goods bundlingen
dc.subjectSingle-time consumption goodsen
dc.subjectWeb caching tradingen
dc.subjectCapacity Provision Networksen
dc.subjectPrice discriminationen
dc.titleEssays on the economics of electronic commerceen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.departmentManagement Science & Information Systemsen
dc.type.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentManagement Science and Information Systemsen
thesis.degree.disciplineManagement Science & Information Systemsen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
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