About the project
Platform based models are enabling large corporations to reshape the global economic landscape. While theories of platform power are emerging, there is a need to better understand how and when platforms create and extract value. Absent a theory of value, policymakers looking to use innovation and competition policy to govern and shape the future of platforms, whether through antitrust or market shaping strategies, may design underperforming and mistakenly targeted strategies. This project will develop new concepts and tools for policymakers and researchers to identify and address algorithmic rents, creating new theories to govern platform economies and digital capitalism in the public interest.
- Working Papers
- Public value and platform governance: Mapping Value Creation and Extraction in the Platform Economy, Mariana Mazzucato, Josh Entsminger, Rainer Kattel
- Public value and platform governance, Mariana Mazzucato, Josh Entsminger, Rainer Kattel
- In the Media
- Let’s imagine a different kind of platform economy, Sifted, 23 February 2021, Mariana Mazzucato, Rainer Kattel, Josh Entsminger
- Reimagining the Platform Economy, Project Syndicate, 5 February 2021, Mariana Mazzucato, Rainer Kattel, Tim O'Reilly, Josh Entsminger