Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/223535
Authors: 
Jullien, Bruno
Sand-Zantman, Wilfried
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper No. 8463
Abstract: 
We propose an analysis of platform competition based on the academic literature with a view towards competition policy. First, we discuss to which extent competition can emerge in digital markets and show which forms it can take. In particular, we underline the role of dynamics, but also of platform differentiation, consumers multi-homing and beliefs to allow competition in platform markets. Second, we analyse competition policy issues and discuss how rules designed for standard markets can perform in two-sided markets. We show that multi-sided externalities create new opportunities for anti-competitive conducts, often related to pricing and contractual imperfections.
Subjects: 
networks
platforms
markets
competition policy
JEL: 
L13
L41
L86
D82
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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