Welcome to the course ‘Legal Framework in the Digital Economy‘. You will find here all the material related to the course (slides, readings, …), organised topic by topic.


Introduction


Topic 1: Digital platforms


Case study introducing Topic 2


Topic 2: Network effects


Case study introducing Topic 3

  • Uber, Lyft losses limit competition. Las Vegas Review Journal (11/05/2019)
  • Food for thought: What do you learn from this article about the competition between digital platforms?

Topic 3: Platform strategies

  • Learning objectives
    • Understand how platforms manage network effects.
    • Measure the challenge of launching a platform.
    • Grasp the specificities of price and non-price strategies for platforms.
  • Readings
  • Powerpoint slides

Case study introducing Topic 4


Topic 4: Competition issues in markets with platforms

  • Learning objectives
    • Measure the trade-off between ex ante and ex post competition in
      markets with network effects.
    • Identify the complexities of defining markets and measuring market power in markets with platforms.
    • Have a critical look on the conduct of competition policy in markets with platforms.
  • Readings
  • Powerpoint slides

Case study introducing Topic 5


Topic 5: Policy issues in markets with platforms