July 19, 2023

Friso Bostoen & Nicolas Petit: “Platforms’ Treacherous Turn”

The ‘open early, closed late’ strategy is taking a heavy toll on consumers in the digital economy. The pure case of ‘open early, closed late’ occurs when a digital platform imposes prices after a period of free and unlimited supply. More generally, ‘open early, closed late’ encompasses broader forms of consumer exploitation, like when Netflix,...
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