Ten Things To Know About The ACCC’s Digital Platforms Inquiry

Ten Things To Know About The ACCC’s Digital Platforms Inquiry

August 2019 CPI Oceania Column edited by Sam Sadden (CPI) presents: Ten Things To Know About The ACCC’s Digital Platforms Inquiry By Prof. Caron Beaton-Wells (University of Melbourne)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   On July 26, 2019 the much-anticipated final report of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) in […]

Defining Markets for Multi-Sided Platforms: The Case of Search Engines

Posted by Social Science Research Network Defining Markets for Multi-Sided Platforms: The Case of Search Engines By Thomas Hoppner (Technical University Wildau) Abstract:     Despite the rise of two- or multi-sided platforms in the digital sector, there is not yet an established antitrust policy for defining relevant markets that involve such platforms. Difficulties arise in […]

Competition, Innovation, and Dynamic Change in the Internet Information Search Industry

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle R. Shyam Khemani, Aug 22, 2014 At the core of the widely acknowledged economic and social benefits accruing from the internet are the internet search engines such as Bing, Google, and Yahoo!, among several others. These search engines act as intermediaries by providing […]

Why Some Platform Businesses Face Many Frivolous Antitrust Complaints and What to Do About It

David Evans, Dec 20, 2012 In the last decade a number of internet-based multi-sided platforms have emerged that provide free services to, in some cases, millions of businesses. This article argues that under current norms in adversarial proceedings these platforms are likely to face large numbers of complaints in multiple jurisdictions, a substantial likelihood that […]

The Role of Keyword Advertising in Competition Among Rival Brands

David Evans, Elisa Mariscal, Sep 13, 2012 A consumer types the name of a brand into a search engine. In most cases, the search-results page shows two sets of results: “organic search results” and “sponsored links” or “ads.” The results in the middle of the page are the “organic search results” and they contain a […]

The Importance of an Open Internet

Chris Meyers, Mar 29, 2011 However, net neutrality is but one piece of the puzzle to ensuring an open internet. Broadband internet access is certainly the initial on ramp to the internet. But much like a freeway, what do you find once you are on? What paths are available, and to which destinations? How helpful […]

Sponsored Search Auctions: Simple Economics and Implications for Antitrust Policy

Renato Gomes, Jul 27, 2010 The most valuable asset of many two-sided platforms is their user base. In a celebrated example, Internet search engines (such as Google, Yahoo! or Bing) derive most of their revenue from selling the eyeballs of millions of searchers to advertisers. For each query entered by searchers, search engines return a […]