Developing Platform Economies: A European Policy Landscape

Research output: Book/ReportReport


What is a digital platform economy and what are its key policy implications? This report on Developing Platform Economies collects four chapters from researchers in the fields of economy, media and law to define, scrutinize and draw empirically based policy-recommendations for a European context, particularly in comparison to the US.


External organisations
  • Södertörn University
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Other Civil Engineering


  • Platforms, platform society, platform economy, platform economies, platformisation, GAFA, Alibaba, Tencent
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBrussels and Stockholm
PublisherEuropean Liberal Forum asbl.
Number of pages141
ISBN (Print)978-91-87379-51-2
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov 29
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

Stefan Larsson is a lawyer, Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in technology and social change at LTH, Lund University, and head of the Digital Society Program at Swedish think tank Fores. He has a PhD in Sociology of Law and a PhD in Spatial Planning. His research focuses on issues of trust and transparency on digital, data-driven markets, and the socio-legal impact of autonomous and AI-driven technologies. Jonas Andersson Schwarz is Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor in Media & Communications Studies, Södertörn University, with a rese- arch interest in how everyday life and social structures are affected by increasing digitalization. He studies digital platforms and their role as structural phenomena, particularly in terms of their role for civil society, epistemology, and the data-driven media economy. Joakim Wernberg is the research Director of the Megatrends pro- gramme at the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum. He holds a PhD in economic geography and is affiliated to CIrCLE, Lund University. He is also a member of the academic advisory board of Svenska Stadskärnor (Swedish Downtown Association) and a senior advisor to the Chamber of Commerce in Southern Sweden. Kristóf Gyódi is PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Economic Sciences and researcher at DELab at the University of Warsaw. His main research areas include the sharing economy, online platforms and the economic impact of technological change.

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Jonas Andersson Schwarz & Stefan Larsson, 2018 Nov 29, Developing Platform Economies: A European Policy Landscape. Larsson, S. & Andersson Schwarz, J. (eds.). European Liberal Forum asbl., p. 114-140 26 p.

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