Predatory Pricing in Two-Sided Markets: A Brief Comment
Competition Policy International, Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 2007
5 Pages Posted: 23 May 2007
Over the past few years, there has been a burgeoning literature on two-sided markets and economic understanding of such markets has improved hugely. Less attention has, however, been paid to how competition policy should be applied in two-sided markets.
This short note does not attempt to provide a comprehensive analysis of this issue, but merely presents a brief comment on the implications of two-sided market theory for one possible abuse of a dominant position under Article 82 of the EC Treaty: predatory pricing.
Keywords: multi-sided platforms, two-sided markets, two-sided platforms, antitrust, antitrust analysis, predatory pricing
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