What Should EU Competition Policy do to Address the Concerns Raised by the Digital Platforms’ Market Power?
15 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2018
Date Written: December 12, 2018
The present paper is based on observations I submitted to DG Competition in response to its calls for observations made in the context of its decision to host a conference in Brussels in January 2019 on “Shaping competition policy in the era of digitisation”, as well as to the U.K. Digital Competition Expert Panel in response to its open consultation on the effects of digital markets. Given the space limitation inherent to these exercises, my observations focused on platforms relying on a two-sided business model with a “free” side and a “monetization” side (i.e., “ad-funded platforms”), such as Google, Facebook or Twitter, and the challenges they create for EU competition policy.
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