A subsequent version of this paper was published in Review of Industrial Organization 38, no. 2 (March 2011): 119-149.
This paper surveys a variety of topics related to network economics. Topics covered include: consumer demand under network effects, compatibility decisions and standardization, technology advances in network industries, two-sided markets, information networks and intellectual property, and social influence.
Keywords: survey, network economics, network industries, network effects, network externalities
JEL Classifications: D4, L1, L8, Z1