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Bertin Martens

Senior economist and team leader for the Digital Economy research programme, European Commission, JRC

Bertin Martens is a senior economist and team leader for the Digital Economy research programme at the Joint Research Centre (Seville) of the European Commission. His current research interests focus on online services trade, copyright in digital media, data trade issues and the economics of online platforms. Prior to that, he was deputy Chief Economist for Trade in the European Commission in Brussels and carried out various other assignments in the European Commission, working extensively on international economic issues. He holds a PhD in economics from the Free University of Brussels.

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Working Paper

Towards efficient information sharing in network markets

In this paper, we turn our attention to market failure due to information asymmetry between platforms and their users and between competing platforms.

By: Bertin Martens, Geoffrey Parker, Georgios Petropoulos and Marshall Van Alstyne Topic: Digital economy and innovation Date: November 10, 2021