Working Paper No. 691

Exclusive Quality - Why Exclusive Distribution May Benefit the TV-viewers

Published: January 9, 2007Pages: 44Keywords: Exclusive Contracts; Quality; Bargaining; Avertising; InvestmentJEL-codes: C78; D43; K21; L42

Exclusive Quality - Why Exclusive Distribution May Benefit the TV-viewers Johan Stennek


Sports organizations, Hollywood studios and TV channels grant satellite and cable networks exclusive rights to televise their matches, movies and media contents. Exclusive distribution prevents viewers from watching attractive programs, and reduces the TV-distributors incentives to compete in prices. This paper demonstrates that exclusive distribution may also give providers of contents incentives to invest in higher quality and, as a result, force competitors to reduce their prices. Exclusive distribution may benefit all viewers, including those who are excluded.

 

Integrating Immigrants into the Nordic Labour Markets

An Overall Perspective

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Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden face similar problems of integrating large groups of immigrants, especially low-educated ones from outside the EU, into their labour markets. In this volume, edited by Lars Calmfors, IFN, and Nora Sánchez Gassen in cooperation with researchers from across the Nordic Region analyse how labour market integration of immigrants can be promoted. 

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