Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/146059
Authors: 
Wambach, Achim
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] Wirtschaftsdienst [ISSN:] 1613-978X [Publisher:] Springer [Place:] Heidelberg [Volume:] 96 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 8 [Pages:] 589-593
Abstract: 
Der Blick auf eine angemessene Wettbewerbsordnung hat sich im Laufe der Jahrzehnte vielfach gewandelt. Dazu trugen sowohl der technologische Wandel als auch ein tieferes Verständnis der ökonomischen Zusammenhänge bei. Aktuell muss die Wettbewerbspolitik das Gesetz gegen Wettbewerbsbeschränkungen (GWB) an die Herausforderungen anpassen, die durch die zunehmende Digitalisierung der Wirtschaft-auch im Rahmen der Sharing Economy-entstehen.
Abstract (Translated): 
A key aim of the ninth revision of the German Act against Restraints of Competition (GWB), intended to come into effect at the end of 2016, has been to address the current economic development induced by digitisation. Digitisation has the potential to become one of the most challenging developments for both competition policy and economic policy. This article evaluates the adequacy of the revision based on an economic analysis of the evolving market structures. These include two-sided markets and network effects, which require revision of the criteria for the evaluation of competition in markets. In addition, this article discusses the effects of the sharing economy on existing market structures, and the necessity to establish an appropriate regulatory framework and to eliminate possible market failures.
JEL: 
K21
L86
L40
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Document Type: 
Article

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