During the Nasse Seminar organized the 22nd of June of 2016, Jérôme Philippe and Jacques Crémer talked about the competition between digital platforms.
This seminar was presented by Etienne Pfister, chief of the economic department of the Competition authority.
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The theme of platforms is not new to industrial economics. But the session will focus on digital platforms, which changes the subject significantly because these platforms operate in a market almost devoid of borders. The themes that we will discuss come from both platform characteristics but also from the digital aspect, the latter modifying the role of platforms, which often have to ensure a good match between a large number of providers and buyers.
The themes will be the following: Part 1: What are platforms, what do they bring to the economy?Part 2: What are the determinants of competition between platforms?Part 3: Do