Should Multisided Markets Receive This Much Attention?

Owen Kendler, Jun 13, 2013

The antitrust community talks perennially about multisided or two-sided markets. At first glance, this attention may appear misplaced. The courts have not reached a final decision in a litigated case involving a multisided market since 2003, when the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the U.S. Government’s win in U.S. v. Visa. So, why do multisided markets receive so much continued focus? And is this focus warranted?

I think there are three main reasons why multisided markets continue to be a hot topic. First, economic thought on multisided markets …

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