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Complementary Platforms

Patrick Van Cayseele and Jo Reynaerts

This article investigates the pricing decisions in two-sided markets when several platforms are needed simultaneously for the successful completion of a transaction. The results indicate that the anticommons problem generalizes to two-sided markets. On the other hand, the limit of an atomistic allocation of property rights is not monopoly pricing.

Published Online: 2011-3-2

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