nep-net New Economics Papers
on Network Economics
Issue of 2009‒05‒30
two papers chosen by
Yi-Nung Yang
Chung Yuan Christian University

  1. Two-Sided Market with Spillover - Modeling a City By Shchetinin, Oleg
  2. If Technology is like Word, Institutions are like Grammar: Institutional Context of Technological Innovations and Knowledge Systems at Grassroots. By Anil K Gupta

  1. By: Shchetinin, Oleg
    Abstract: The paper explores the analogy between city and two-sided market. It generalizes the results on the pricing strategies of the platform in the two-sided markets for the case when concentration spillover plays an important role. The two-sided market framework is applied to model a city. The paper highlights the importance of the network effect and labor market structure for city size, governance and agglomeration formation. The cases of an isolated city and competing cities are considered.
    Keywords: Two-sided markets; Industrial organization; Urban economics; Concentration spillover; City; Labor matching market
    JEL: D4
    Date: 2009
  2. By: Anil K Gupta
    Abstract: Many developing countries have taken interest in learning from the Honey Bee Network experience for replicating the model. In a UNESCO conference, the author was asked to identify the key steps that national governments can take to deal with the challenge of developing an inclusive innovation based development model. Thus, the author has identified six steps which can help the leaders in various countries.[W.P. No. 2009-03-01]
    Keywords: indigenous knowledge; India; Global Knowledge Conference; Honey Bee Network; Ugandan National Council of Science and Technology; SRISTI; NIF
    Date: 2009

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