Information Management and Pricing in Platform Markets

Jullien, Bruno and Pavan, Alessandro (2019) Information Management and Pricing in Platform Markets. Review of Economic Studies, 86 (4). pp. 1666-1703.

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Abstract

We study platform markets in which the information about users' preferences is dispersed. First, we show how the dispersion of information introduces idiosyncratic uncertainty about participation decisions and how the latter shapes the elasticity of the demands and the equilibrium prices. We then study the effects on profits, consumer surplus, and welfare of platform design, blogs, forums, conferences, advertising campaigns, post-launch disclosures, and other information management policies affecting the agents' ability to predict participation decisions on the other side of the market.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: July 2019
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: platform markets, dispersed information, design, information management, informative advertising, market ignition, global games
JEL codes: D82 - Asymmetric and Private Information
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2018 09:23
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 14:10
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:32919
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/26227

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