Increased (Platform) Competition Reduces (Seller) Competition

Stuart School of Business research presentation by: Shana Cui, University of Florida

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Increased (Platform) Competition Reduces (Seller) Competition

  • Shana Cui, University of Florida

Abstract:

Policymakers have expressed concern that a dominant online platform that acts as both a marketplace and an active seller might disadvantage its rival sellers and thereby harm consumers. I examine whether platform competition might be promoted to protect consumers. Perhaps surprisingly, I find that increased platform competition can reduce seller competition, and thereby harms consumers.

 

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