Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2023

Abstract

It is now commonplace to observe that digital platforms are both affecting and reshaping markets. The focus of this Article is not the anticompetitive effects of digital platforms upon the markets they enter. It instead focuses on digital platforms themselves as market mechanisms. Information—especially datafied information about people and their behavior—and information technologies have transformed how many markets function in the digital economy. Markets have become market machines: highly engineered and computationally intensive market-like mechanisms that make up a key layer of technological infrastructure within digital platforms.

Comments

Originally published as Viljoen, Salome. "Informationalism Beyond Managerialism." Law and Contemporary Problems 86 no. 3 (2023).

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