Co-opetition Among Digital Platforms and Consumer Welfare
Submission to the European Commission's call for contribution 'Shaping Competition Policy in the Era of Digitisation'
5 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2019
Date Written: September 30, 2018
This note provides some comments on the nature of competition among digital platforms (mainly the GAFA), which will be qualified as ‘co-opetition’, to reflect the complementarity of services offered and fierce rivalry among the platforms in their strategies of vertical integration. The main question is the extent to which co-opetition among digital platforms, and the associated race for innovation serves consumer welfare both in a static and dynamic perspective.
Keywords: Google, Facebook, Competition, Consumer welfare
JEL Classification: K21
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