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Not Enough Girls in the Club: The European Antitrust Approach Towards Multisided Markets

BY | June 17, 2013

Christian Ahlborn, Christoph Barth, Jun 17, 2013 Long before the era of e-commerce, girls would be let into nightclubs for free (or get bonus drinks) while guys would be charged…

Christian Ahlborn, Christoph Barth, Jun 17, 2013

Long before the era of e-commerce, girls would be let into nightclubs for free (or get bonus drinks) while guys would be charged often “excessive” prices to get past the bouncer. Multisided markets involve economic platforms that provide related goods or services to two or more distinct customer groups where the value of the product to one customer group is dependent on the number of users or participants “on the other side.̶

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