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Video vom 01.06.2017:

BCCP Conference and Policy Forum 2017

Platform Competition: The Sharing Economy

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The sharing economy relies on online platforms to bring together providers and consumers of goods and services. How do platforms compete in these two-sided markets characterized by direct and indirect network effects? Which pricing strategies do these new online platforms adopt? How does rapid innovation ubiquitous in these markets affect competition between platforms? How do new digital technologies transform business models and the way firms compete? What will be the major future challenges for the sharing economy, regulators, and consumer policy?