Competition in digital markets

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How should we understand competition in markets where data is an implicit commodity in the transaction? This chapter argues that we should understand markets in data as an example of a market for joint products, namely the commodity that the purchaser is receiving and the data revealed to the seller. This model of joint products has implications for competition policy even in environments that might seem to be competitive as to price. Therefore, competition authorities should pay special attention to competition law enforcement in settings involving transfer of data. This chapter provides numerous examples and options for competition authorities to shape their policy responses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResearch Handbook on Intellectual Property and Digital Technologies
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781785368349
ISBN (Print)9781785368332
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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