Several major countries are planning profound regulatory changes to address growing concerns related to market power and data collection in digital markets. We construct a panel data set that allows us to observe data collection by more than 1.5 million mobile applications over two years. We use a novel network-based approach to define several thousand submarkets on Google's Play Store and characterize apps' competitive environments. We are the first to document a robust positive relationship between market concentration and data collection. Our results inform the ongoing policy debate about privacy and competition between antitrust authorities, policymakers, and the public.
|Published - 1 Aug 2020
|80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2020: Understanding the Inclusive Organization, AoM 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 7 Aug 2020 → 11 Aug 2020
|80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2020: Understanding the Inclusive Organization, AoM 2020
|7/08/20 → 11/08/20