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Abuse of Platform Power


DCI Affiliate Scholar Friso Bostoen‘s book “Abuse of Platform Power” has recently been published by Concurrences. His work was awarded the 2022 Concurrences Ph.D. Award in Law.

This book presents an in-depth study of the abuse of dominance in the platform economy. It starts by studying platform business strategy and then systematically analyzes how different forms of leveraging abuse (tying, refusal to supply, margin squeeze, discrimination) should be reinterpreted in the platform economy. The book also recognizes the procompetitive role of platforms and suggests safeguarding it by duly considering justifications. Finally, the book surveys ex ante measures targeted at platforms such as non-discrimination rules, portability and interoperability measures, forced access, and break-up.

Read the Introduction by Catherine Prieto, the Foreword by Wouter Devroe, Browse the Table of Contents and Read the First Chapter here.


Dynamic Competition Initiative

Supported by Berkeley Haas & EUI Department of Law