Tying in the Food Delivery Market

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We study tying and its implications in a platform economy using the case of Hong Kong’s food delivery market. By “requiring restaurants which use food delivery services to also use order-topickup services”, a delivery platform may obtain unfair advantages against partnering restaurants and competing platforms. We first build a theory model to demonstrate tying’s impact on restaurants. Using consumer order data, we conduct structural estimation to uncover the welfare consequence of such tying practices.
Period22 Nov 2023
Event titleECON Brownbag Seminars
Event typeSeminar
OrganiserDepartment of Economics
LocationHong Kong, Hong KongShow on map