Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/121420
Authors: 
Haucap, Justus
Stühmeier, Torben
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
DICE Discussion Paper 199
Abstract: 
This paper summarizes the peculiarities of online markets and discusses recent antitrust cases related to online markets. Following a brief description of the online markets' characteristics and potential tendencies for concentration the paper first discusses the antitrust allegations and proceedings against Google, before commenting on the most prominent cases related to vertical restraints, including the Apple ebook case and the ECJ's Pierre Fabre case. We also highlight competition issues at the infrastructure level, namely margin or price squeezing of incumbent operators vis-à-vis new ISPs and network neutrality. Finally, policy conclusions and further research questions are discussed in the paper's concluding section.
Subjects: 
digital markets
Google
E-Book
online markets
net neutrality
vertical restraints
ISBN: 
978-3-86304-198-4
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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