Discussion paper

DP6141 The Rules of Standard Setting Organizations: An Empirical Analysis

This paper empirically explores standard-setting organizations? policy choices. Consistent with Lerner-Tirole (2006), we find (a) a negative relationship between the extent to which an SSO is oriented to technology sponsors and the concession level required of sponsors and (b) a positive correlation between the sponsor-friendliness of the selected SSO and the quality of the standard. We also develop and test two extensions of the earlier model: the presence of provisions mandating royalty-free licensing is negatively associated with disclosure requirements, and the relationship between concessions and user friendliness is weaker when there is only a limited number of SSOs.

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Citation

Tirole, J, J Lerner and B Chiao (eds) (2007), “DP6141 The Rules of Standard Setting Organizations: An Empirical Analysis”, CEPR Press Discussion Paper No. 6141. https://cepr.org/publications/dp6141