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Title:Three Essays on the Law and Economics of Information Technology Security
Author(s):Majuca, Ruperto Pagaura
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Thomas Ulen
Department / Program:Economics
Discipline:Economics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Computer Science
Abstract:In Chapter 4, we study a model where cybercrimes are addressed through a combination of private and public measures, as well as study the public goods and externalities aspects of Internet security. We find that the socially-optimal level of security is achieved by equalizing the marginal-benefit-to-marginal-cost ratios of the different security measures. The interrelatedness of Internet risks causes firms to underinvest in private and public security goods. The government decidedly lowers the level of police expenditures to induce firms to invest in more precautions. Under certain conditions, cooperation results in socially-optimal levels of private and public security goods expenditures.
Issue Date:2006
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:200 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/85579
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3250284
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2006


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