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Integration and search engine bias

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Competition authorities all over the world worry that integration between search engines (mainly Google) and publishers could lead to abuses of dominant position. In particular, one concern is that of own-content bias, meaning that Google would bias its rankings in favor of the publishers it owns or has an interest in, to the detriment of competitors and users. In order to investigate this issue, we develop a theoretical framework in which the search engine (i) allocates users across publis...

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University of Oxford
Series:
Department of Economics Discussion Paper Series
Publication date:
2013-03-26
Paper number:
651
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1143769
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pubs:1143769
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2020-12-15

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