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Competition and Regulation of Crowdfunding Platforms: A Two-sided Market Approach

Jordana Viotto
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Jordana Viotto: Université Paris 13 (CEPN) and Telecom ParisTech

Communications & Strategies, 2015, vol. 1, issue 99, 33-50

Abstract: The present paper analyzes competition in the crowdfunding market in the light of the theory of two-sided markets, with the objective to understand the strategies used by platforms in this nascent industry. It also discusses the experience of policymakers in selected countries in trying to address concerns related to information asymmetries in this new environment.

Keywords: crowdfunding; entrepreneurship; two-sided markets; internet platforms. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G32 L11 L21 L26 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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