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Titel Identifying Two-Sided Markets
Gepubliceerd in TILEC Discussion Paper, Vol. 2012-008.
Auteur Filistrucchi, L.; Geradin, D.A.A.G.; Damme, E.E.C. van
Datum 2012
Trefwoord(en) two-sided markets, platforms, network effects, two-sided markets, platforms, network effects
Taal Engels
Type Working paper
Uitgever Tilburg University. TILEC
Samenvatting Abstract: We review the burgeoning literature on two-sided markets focusing on the different definitions that have been proposed. In particular, we show that the well-known definition given by Evans is a particular case of the more general definition proposed by Rochet and Tirole. We then identify the crucial elements that make a market two-sided and, drawing from both theory and practice, derive suggestions for the identification of the two-sided nature of a market. Our suggestions are relevant not only for the analysis of traditional two-sided markets, such as newspapers and payment cards, but also for the analysis of many new markets, such as those for online social networks, online search engines and Internet news aggregators.
Publicatie http://repository.uvt.nl/id/ir-uvt-nl:oai:wo.uvt.nl:5373392
Persistent Identifier urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-5373392
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