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The Web Economy, Two-Sided Markets and Competition Policy

David S. Evans

University of Chicago Law School; University College London; Global Economics Group

April 4, 2010

The web economy has grown rapidly in the last decade. Online businesses have several key features that are important for understanding the pro-competitive and anti-competitive strategies they may engage in. The two-sided markets literature helps elucidate many of these strategies. It also provides guidance for the antitrust analysis of market definition and exclusionary practices for web-based businesses.

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Keywords: web economy, two-sided markets, antitrust, competition policy, social networking, online advertising

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Date posted: April 5, 2010  

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Evans, David S., The Web Economy, Two-Sided Markets and Competition Policy (April 4, 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1584363 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1584363

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University of Chicago Law School ( email )
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