The Emerging High-Court Jurisprudence On The Antitrust Analysis Of Multisided Platforms

The Emerging High-Court Jurisprudence On The Antitrust Analysis Of Multisided Platforms

By David S. Evans – Between September 2014 and September 2016 high courts in multiple jurisdictions released five decisions that address applying competition law to matchmakers that operate virtual or physical platforms for connecting multiple groups of customers. The decisions rely, directly or indirectly, on the economic literature on multisided platforms that commenced around 2000. The […]

Compliance And Enforcement In A Blockchain(ed) World

Compliance And Enforcement In A Blockchain(ed) World

By Ajinkya M. Tulpule – Most legal professionals have come across the term “blockchain” or “bitcoin” as part of their legal advisory work, training sessions, client interaction or news updates. This topic has also been covered by industry publications, websites, magazines and journals which helpfully explain what a blockchain is, what it does and how it […]

Multisided Platforms, Dynamic Competition and the Assessment of Market Power for Internet-based Firms

Multisided Platforms, Dynamic Competition and the Assessment of Market Power for Internet-based Firms

By David S. Evans – This paper describes the new economics of multi-sided platforms by showing how new technologies have turbocharged this business model and led to online mobile platforms anchored by websites and mobile apps. In addition, it examines the implications of the online multi-sided platform business model for the analysis of market power for […]

JULY-10(2)

In this issue: This issue, organized by guest editor Glen Weyl, concerns one of the hottest topics in antitrust and economics—two-sided markets. Understanding the distinction between conventional and two-sided markets is a necessary challenge for practitioners, corporate executives, and regulators alike; our writers investigate some of these differences. Lapo Filistrucchi questions how many markets are, […]

CPI Autumn 2014, Vol. 10 No. 2

This Autumn/Winter 2014 issue completes the tenth year of Competition Policy International. During this time the CPI Journal has published 303 articles and our companion publication, CPI’s Antitrust Chronicle, has published another 1,138. Taken together, CPI’s complete works demonstrate—perhaps more effectively than anywhere else—the vibrancy, diversity, and increasing importance that antitrust issues have assumed in […]

Comments on Evans & Schmalensee´s The Industrial Organization of Markets with Two-Sided Platforms

Janusz Ordover, Apr 19, 2007 A freshman student in economics or a Nobel prize-winning macroeconomist who has lately stumbled across a journal or two in industrial organization economics may be somewhat perplexed or confused by many references to two-sided markets. Surely, is it not the case that all markets have two sides, namely buyers and […]

Online Advertising Platforms and Personal Data Retail: Consequences for Antitrust Law

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Marcela Mattiuzzo, Jul 24, 2015 It is not surprising how much attention has been given to the digital economy over the past decade, especially to online advertising platforms (“OAPs”). However, despite the vast economic, legal, and even sociological literature on the topic, some aspects […]

No Such Thing as a Free Search: Antitrust and the Pursuit of Privacy Goals

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Alec J. Burnside, May 29, 2015 What is true of “free” lunches is true also of “free” search: there has to be a catch. By now it has dawned on most of us, as private individuals, how it is we are paying: not […]

Big Data as a Barrier to Entry

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Robert Mahnke, May 29, 2015 So-called “big data” has been a technological development for some time, and lately it has matured into a phenomenon that competition lawyers have noticed. Mindful of the vast quantities of data that some companies are amassing, some argue […]

Debunking the Myths Over Big Data and Antitrust

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Maurice Stucke, Allen Grunes, May 29, 2015 What are the implications of big data on competition policy? Some argue little, if any, and offer several reasons why big data is a passing fad. We disagree. As we discuss here and elsewhere, competition law can […]

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