The Role of Responsive Pricing in the Internet

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dc.contributor.author MacKie-Mason, Jeffrey K.
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Liam
dc.contributor.author Murphy, John
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-16T02:59:50Z
dc.date.available 2007-04-16T02:59:50Z
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier.citation nternet Economics, J. Bailey and L. McKnight, eds. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1996: 279-304. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/50460> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/50460
dc.description.abstract The recent introduction of user-friendly navigation and retrieval tools for the World Wide Web has triggered an unprecedented level of interest in the Internet among the media and the general public, as well as in the technical community. It seems inevitable that some changes or additions are needed in the control mechanisms used to allocate usage of Internet resources. We argue that a feedback signal in the form of a variable price for network service is a workable tool to aid network operators in controlling Internet traffic. We suggest that these prices should vary dynamically based on the current utilization of network resources. We show how this responsive pricing puts control of network service back where it belongs: with the users. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher MIT Press en
dc.title The Role of Responsive Pricing in the Internet en
dc.type Article en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Information and Library Science
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Social Sciences
dc.contributor.affiliationum Information, School of en
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/50460/1/responsive-mit96-net.pdf en_US
dc.owningcollname Information, School of (SI)
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