nep-ict New Economics Papers
on Information and Communication Technologies
Issue of 2013‒03‒23
three papers chosen by
Walter Frisch
University Vienna

  1. Broadband Networks and Open Access By OECD
  2. Internetnutzer und Korruptionswahrnehmung – Eine ökonometrische Untersuchung By Gerrits, Carsten
  3. Todos los compradores Online de billetes de transporte no son iguales By Jana Prodanova; Sonia San Martín Gutiérrez

  1. By: OECD
    Abstract: This report examines “open access” policies and approaches in various contexts, including fixed and mobile access networks, backhaul and backbone networks, undersea cables and Internet exchange points (IXPs). It finds that open access arrangements share some common elements: they refer to wholesale access to network infrastructure or services that is provided effectively on fair and reasonable terms, for which there is some degree of transparency and non-discrimination.
    Date: 2013–03–04
  2. By: Gerrits, Carsten (Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg)
    Abstract: The current work focuses on the economics of corruption, with an emphasis on the influence of internet users and press freedom on the perception of corruption. An analysis of crosssectional data obtained for 113 countries in 2010 was implemented by means of a generalized linear model involving a gamma-distributed dependend variable (Gamma-GLM), which is known to be superior to the frequently used weighted least square-method. Results revealed that both determinants, i.e. internet use, and press freedom, have isolated and economically significant effects on the way corruption is perceived. In particular, internet users seem to shape the perception, as reflected in an effect which was two times larger than the effect of press freedom. While the impact of these factors on the ”true” corruption remains to be explored in detail, their influence on corruption perception could be identified as nonlinear.
    Keywords: corruption perception; internet; press freedom; generalized linear model; Gamma-GLM
    JEL: C21 C46 D73 H83
    Date: 2013–03–15
  3. By: Jana Prodanova; Sonia San Martín Gutiérrez
    Abstract: Aunque Internet resulta necesario para numerosas tareas, para empresas e individuos, cada consumidor tiene preferencias distintas y considera distintos factores que influyen en su decisión de compra online. Presentamos una tipología de compradores online de billetes de transporte a partir de 200 encuestas. Consideramos que este trabajo es pionero en el campo del e-commerce por delinear 3 grupos de compradores (relexivos, prácticos y escépticos), en función de la confianza en los sitios web de venta de billetes de transporte, las características intrínsecas, extrínsecas y relacionales de estos sitios, la personalidad de los compradores y otros elementos, como colores y emociones. Exponemos información interesante, tanto para el mundo académico, como para la gestión.
    Keywords: Comercio electrónico, personalidad, confianza, características Web, emociones, tipología
    JEL: M31 M37
    Date: 2013–03

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