Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/18708
Authors: 
Jullien, Bruno
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 1345
Abstract: 
The object of this paper is to discuss on-line intermediation from the perspective of two-sided markets. It builds a simple model of the intermediation activity when trading partners are involved in a commercial relationship and uses it to illustrate some of the results that emerge in the two-sided market literature, as well as to discuss some new aspects. The first part concentrates on a monopoly intermediation service and discusses both efficient pricing and monopoly pricing. The second part discusses the nature of competition between intermediaries, addressing issues as competitive crosssubsidies, multi-homing or tying.
Subjects: 
intermediation
two-sided market
network
cross-subsidy
tying
JEL: 
L40
L14
L13
L12
D85
D4
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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