Economics of Platforms Workshop 2017
The markets where platforms create value by connecting two (or more) distinct groups of customers and facilitating interactions between them by lowering transaction costs and search costs are called two-sided markets or platform markets. Examples include many important industries, e.g., online market places such as eBay or Amazon.com, software platforms like Apple or Microsoft, and payment card networks like Visa. Economics of platforms analyze platforms' business models, profitable strategies, as well as antitrust and regulation issues related to platforms' business practices. The Economics of Platforms workshop aims to provide a venue where leading scholars around the world present and discuss their latest research in this fascinating and fast-growing area of research.
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