The Application of EU Competition Law to the Sharing Economy

Stanford-Vienna Transatlantic Technology Law Forum (2018)

EU Law Working Papers No. 27

46 Pages Posted: 17 Mar 2018

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Johannes Safron

University of Vienna, Faculty of Law

Date Written: February 23, 2018

Abstract

This paper addresses the impacts of European competition law on the sharing economy and algorithmic pricing. It focuses on the specific features of the relationship between platforms and service providers and provides guidance on the question of when a platform and its peers form a single economic entity under competition law. In the backdrop of recent European Court of Justice judgment addressing the use of pricing measures by platforms, the article also discusses the application of competition law to agreements and concerted practices in the sharing economy.

Keywords: Competition Law, Sharing Economy, Uber

Suggested Citation

Safron, Johannes, The Application of EU Competition Law to the Sharing Economy (February 23, 2018). EU Law Working Papers No. 27. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3139489 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3139489

Johannes Safron (Contact Author)

University of Vienna, Faculty of Law ( email )

Schottenbastei 10-16
Vienna
Austria

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