Monthly Archives: February 2012

Link to paper: ” “The Economics of Two-Sided Markets” by Marc Rysman

Excellent, foundational 2009 paper on “the basics,” “The Economics of Two-Sided Markets” scratches the surface of a very complex phenomenon that is now emerging, on an accelerating and expanding  basis, through modern  platform organizations.  Rysman:   “Broadly speaking, a two-sided market is one in which 1) two sets of agents interact through an intermediary or platform, and 2) the decisions of each set of agents affects the outcomes of the other set of agents, typically through an externality.”     Link to paper>2sidedmarkets.