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Supplement to Platform Economics: The Economics of Multi-Sided Businesses

Oct 16, 2013   I’ve written the following articles on multi-sided platforms since the publication of Platform Economics: Essays on Multi-Sided Businesses in December 2011. Hopefully,...

What the Court’s Expert in the Interchange Fee Litigation Said about...

David Evans, Sep 10, 2013   Last week a court appointed expert in the interchange fee litigation in the United States submitted a memorandum that evaluated...

How Card Regulation is Killing Competition

David Evans, Aug 06, 2013   If you think there isn’t enough competition in the payments industry, just wait a few years - there will be...

Is it Time to Exclude Experts Who Ignore the Multisided Platform...

David Evans, Mar 13, 2013   In the next several columns I am going to develop the argument that the economics profession now knows that many...

Market Definition and Merger Analysis for Multi-Sided Platforms

David Evans, Richard Schmalensee, Nov 13, 2012 This paper provides a brief progress report on market definition and the analysis of mergers for multi-sided platforms....

A 2012 progress report on The Antitrust Analysis of Multi-Sided Platforms

David Evans, Richard Schmalensee, Nov 13, 2012 Adapted from the Introduction and Conclusions to The Antitrust Analysis of Multi-Sided Platforms by David S. Evans and...

Rivals for Attention

David Evans, Feb 14, 2013   There’s an old saying that nothing’s certain but death and taxes. I want to add something else to the list....

A few reflections on the FTC’s decision on Google

David Evans, Jan 08, 2013   The FTC’s 5-0 decision to drop its investigation into Google’s search-related practices is breathtaking. A number of companies had charged...

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