Sessions Information

  • January 5, 2019
    1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A

    American antitrust law came of age in an era when two-sided markets—markets where a firm competes to attract both providers and end users of a product or service—were relatively rare. Now, many of America’s biggest and most influential companies are platforms that bring together advertisers and eyeballs, taxi drivers and riders, merchants and purchasers. Competition problems are acute because two-sided products tend to feature network effects, leading to market concentration and entry barriers. Some maintain that market power and anticompetitive effects on one side of a two-sided market can be justified by benefits provided to purchasers on the other side. How can antitrust law be used to protect competition in two-sided markets? Do traditional notions of market power and competitive effects need to be modified for these markets? This panel will feature perspectives on these questions from both academia and legal practice.

    Business meeting at program conclusion.

Date & Time
Harry First, New York University School of Law

Rebecca Haw Allensworth, Vanderbilt University Law School

John B. Kirkwood, Seattle University School of Law

John M. Newman, The University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Session Fees
  • [5370] Antitrust and Economic Regulation - Antitrust and Two-Sided Markets : $0.00
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