david s evans

David S. Evans is an economist whose scholarly work on entrepreneurship, platform businesses, the digital economy, and antitrust economics has been widely cited in the professional literature according to Google Scholar. He is the author of more than 200 professional articles and nine books, including a Gold Medal winner, on these and other topics.

Evans has been a teacher for most of his career, including at Fordham University, University of Chicago, and University College London. He has taught graduate courses and advanced seminars on antitrust economics, multisided platforms, and the digital economy.

He applies his research to advise companies, from early-stage firms to the largest global businesses, on business strategy and execution, and for expert testimony before courts and other bodies in the US and other countries. He regularly speaks to global audiences on tech innovation, platform businesses, and competition policy.

Evans is the Chairman of Market Platform Dynamics, Founder and Publisher of Competition Policy International, and Managing Director at the Berkeley Research Group.

He was trained at the University of Chicago, where he earned his Ph.D. in economics, and lives in Boston.

"Platform economics is key for digital economy businesses, from design to strategy, and for applying antitrust economics to them."


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  1. The Antitrust Economics of Multi-Sided Platform Markets, Yale Journal on Regulation, 2003, 20(2)
  2. Some Empirical Aspects of Multi-Sided Platform Industries, Review of Network Economics (RNE), Vol. 2, No. 3, September 2003
  3. The Online Advertising Industry: Economics, Evolution, and Privacy, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Spring 2009
  4. How Catalysts Ignite: The Economics of Platform-Based Start-Ups, In PLATFORMS, MARKETS AND INNOVATION, A. Gawer, ed., Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, US: Edward Elgar, 2009
  5. Industrial Organization of Markets with Two-Sided Platforms, Competition Policy International, Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 2007 (with Richard Schmalensee)
  6. Why the Dynamics of Competition for Online Platforms Leads to Sleepless Nights But Not Sleepy Monopolies, N. Charbit, ed., Douglas H. Ginsburg Liber Amicorum: An Antitrust Professor on the Bench, Concurrences 2017
  7. Antitrust Economics of Free, Competition Policy International, Spring 2011
  8. Governing Bad Behavior by Users of Multi-Sided Platforms, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Vol 2, Issue 27, Fall 2012
  9. Attention Platforms, the Value of Content, and Public Policy, Review of Industrial Organization vol 54, 2019
  10. Vertical Restraints in a Digital World, Evans David S., Allan Fels, and Catherine Tucker, eds., The Evolution of Antitrust in the Digital Era: Essays on Competition Policy (Boston: Competition Policy International, 2020).


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