Digital platforms are permeating a growing number of sectors of the economy, reshaping the way we consume, work and interact. On the one hand, many markets are being disrupted as a result of new business models, form factors and technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning, the Internet of Things, distributed ledgers (e.g., blockchain), sensors and robotics. On the other hand, policymakers find it challenging to keep track with the breath-taking pace of innovation, emergent market conduct and new forms of social concerns. This course provides an overview of how multisided platforms are reshaping the way consumers and firms interact in markets, and its impact on economic welfare, antitrust enforcement and regulatory policy.
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