Competition Policy in the E-commerce Marketplace; Will the Economics of the Information Age Foster More Monopolies and Should Anyone Care?

Academic Article


  • The article explores the possibility that the economics of many information age markets may foster self-organizing monopolies, in contrast to most industrial age markets in which monopolies are rare and are usually obtained or maintained through anti-competitive acts, or are the result of government action (as is the case for utilities or patent based businesses).
  • Authors


    Publication Date

  • 2001
  • Published In


  • Free Market Economy
  • Sherman Act
  • high tech industry
  • information age
  • internet
  • learning curve effect
  • networks effect
  • scale economy
  • self organizing systems
  • Start Page

  • 6
  • End Page

  • 6
  • Volume

  • 42