Platform competition and seller investment incentives

@inproceedings{Belleflamme2015PlatformCA,
  title={Platform competition and seller investment incentives},
  author={Paul Belleflamme and Martin Peitz},
  year={2015}
}
Many products and services are not sold on open platforms but on competing for-profit platforms, which charge buyers and sellers for access. What is the effect of for-profit intermediation on seller investment incentives? Since for-profit intermediaries reduce the available rents in the market, one might naively suspect that sellers have weaker investment incentives with competing for-profit platforms. However, we show that forprofit intermediation may lead to overinvestment when free access… CONTINUE READING
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