Two-Sided Markets: A Tentative Survey
A recent literature, dealing with special markets characterized by bilateral network externalities, is summarized and critically assessed. Specific features of these markets, in terms of pricing principles and externalities, are discussed first. Afterwards, several issues related to competition between platforms are considered. Finally, implications for competition policy and prospects for future research are briefly discussed.
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Volume (Year): 4 (2005)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
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