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Platform Economics: Recent Findings and Further Questions

BY | June 29, 2022

How is platform competition different from regular competition? The first part of this article reviews recent findings from theoretical platform economics. It describes two novel ways in which more competition…

How is platform competition different from regular competition? The first part of this article reviews recent findings from theoretical platform economics. It describes two novel ways in which more competition among platforms has been found to be potentially harmful. It then discusses results on two potential antidotes: multi-homing and interoperability. The second part of the article raises two issues facing the governance of platform industries and argues that they deserve further attention. T

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