CRESSE

Advanced Short Course 3

Advanced Short Course on Economics of Platforms: Competition and Regulation

(3.5 a.h.¹)

Outline of Course Contents

Lecture 1: Platform economics (1.5 hours)

  • Identifying network effects
  • A typology of platforms
  • Platform pricing and design – a quick overview

Lecture 2: Competition and regulation issues in the platform economy (1.5 hours)

  • Market definition and market power
  • Potentially anti-competitive practices
    • Price parity clauses
    • Exclusivity and vertical integration
    • Self-preferencing and steering
    • Bundling and tyin

Main References

¹ a.h. = academic hour (50 minutes)