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IS THERE AMARKET FORORGANIC SEARCH ENGINE RESULTS AND CANTHEIRMANIPULATIONGIVE RISE TOANTITRUST LIABILITY?

@inproceedings{Ratliff2014ISTA,
  title={IS THERE AMARKET FORORGANIC SEARCH ENGINE RESULTS AND CANTHEIRMANIPULATIONGIVE RISE TOANTITRUST LIABILITY?},
  author={James D. Ratliff and Daniel L. Rubinfeld},
  year={2014}
}
Google has been accused of manipulating its organic search results to favor its own services. We explore possible choices of relevant antitrust markets that might make these various antitrust allegations meaningful. We argue that viewing Internet search in isolation ignores the two-sided nature of the search-advertising platform and the feedback effects that link the provision of organic search results to consumers on the one hand, and the sale to businesses of advertising on the other. We… 

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