Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149591
Authors: 
Belleflamme, Paul
Peitz, Martin
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, University of Mannheim 16-14
Abstract: 
In many markets, user benefits depend on participation and usage decisions of other users giving rise to network effects. Intermediaries manage these network effects and thus act as platforms that bring users together. This paper reviews key findings from the literature on network effects and two-sided platforms. It lays out the basic models of monopoly platforms and platform competition, and elaborates on some routes taken by recent research.
Subjects: 
Network effects
digital platforms
two-sided markets
tipping
platform competition
intermediation
pricing
imperfect competition
JEL: 
D43
L13
L86
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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