Streamlining the digital economy: How to avert a tragedy of the commons

Alok Gupta, Boris Jukic, Manoj Parameswaran, Dali O. Stahl, Andrew B. Whinston

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To achieve its unique potential in a digital economy, the Internet must be able to guarantee a quality of service. Solving this problem requires the Integration of economic principles and engineering design. The authors describe their work on a control mechanism that is decentralized and computationally feasible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-46
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Internet Computing
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
The research described in this article was funded in part by National Science Foundation grant no. IRI-9225010, but does not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF. Partial support was also provided by the Texas Advanced Research Program.


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