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Digital Platforms, Regulation, and Antitrust


Geoffrey Parker
Marshall Van Alstyne
Georgios Petropoulos


Digital platforms are at the heart of online economic activity, connecting multi-sided markets of producers and consumers of various goods and services. Their market power, in combination with their privileged ecosystem position, raises concerns that they may engage in anti-competitive practices that reduce innovation and consumer welfare. This paper deals with the role of market competition and regulation in addressing these concerns.

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