Market Dominance in the Digital Age

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I document that the network structure of the online economy significantly contributes to rising industry concentration. Firms that are central in the online economy benefit more from increased economies of scale and network effects resulting from digitalization. Industries with firms that are more central become more concentrated and central firms have larger increases in market share. These results are driven by firms' ability to generate revenue, as evidenced by central firms earning higher risk-adjusted returns and having more positive earnings surprises. Finally, centrality is more strongly associated with increasing productivity than increasing markups, providing generally positive welfare implications.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2020


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