Predatory Pricing in Two-Sided Markets: A Brief Comment

Competition Policy International, Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 2007

5 Pages Posted: 23 May 2007

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Amelia Fletcher

Fleetbank House - Office of Fair Trading

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Fletcher, Amelia, Predatory Pricing in Two-Sided Markets: A Brief Comment. Competition Policy International, Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=987875

Amelia Fletcher (Contact Author)

Fleetbank House - Office of Fair Trading ( email )

2-6 Salisbury Square
London, EC4Y 8JX
United Kingdom

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