COLLOQUE - LISBON CONFERENCE - 14-15 JANVIER 2010 - PANEL 1

Lisbon Conference - Panel I - The Web economy, two-sided markets, and competition policy (15 January 2010)

Two-sided markets: A new challenge for competition policy and regulation? Michael L. KATZ, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley 1. In preparing my presentation, I almost simply adopted the title of the session - Two-Sided Markets: A Challenge for Competition Policy and Regulation? - as the title. However, I added the word “new” because I think the answer to the question posed by the session title obviously is “yes”. A deeper question is whether two-sided markets are a new challenge. 2. Before I attempt to answer that question, let me lay a foundation so it is clear what we are talking about in this session. When we are talking about two-sided markets, we typically are talking about a platform that brings together different groups of users. That is, the platform

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  • Linklaters (London)
  • Competition Policy International
  • University of California (Berkeley)

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Christopher Bellamy QC, David Evans, Michael Katz, Lisbon Conference - Panel I - The Web economy, two-sided markets, and competition policy (15 January 2010), May 2010, Concurrences N° 2-2010, Art. N° 30894, www.concurrences.com

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