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Louvain & Paris Online Seminar - Tat-How Teh, National University of Singapore
By Fabrizio Ciotti

Tat-How Teh

National University of Singapore

will give a presentation on

Platform Governance


Platforms that intermediate trades, such as Amazon, Airbnb, and eBay play a regulatory role in deciding how to govern the "marketplaces" they create. We propose a framework to analyze a platform's non-price governance designs and its incentive to act in a welfare-enhancing manner. We show that the platform's governance designs can be distorted towards inducing insufficient or excessive seller competition, depending on the nature of the fee instrument employed by the platform. These results are illustrated with micro-founded applications to a platform's control over seller entry, information provision and recommendations, quality standards, and search design choices.