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Competition Policy and Antitrust

Competition policy uses economic analysis to enhance our understanding of how firm behavior affects social welfare. Scholars featured on this site consider how technology markets function, and the special issues raised by networks, platforms, interoperability, and bundling by firms like Google, Apple, and Microsoft.

TAP Blog

Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation, and New Issues in Antitrust at this Weekend’s International Industrial Organization Conference

This weekend, TAP scholars Michael Whinston and Shane Greenstein are participating in the “14th Annual International Industrial Organization Conference.” They will be discussing topics ranging from innovation, vertical contracting, and technology adoption.

TAP Staff Blogger

Fact Sheets

Government Procurement

“Procurement” is the process by which governments choose to obtain and buy goods and services from the private sector.

Quote

The FTC Is Finally Telling Businesses What ‘Competition’ Should Mean

"When people litigate and fight, they win." — William Kovacic, Professor of Law, George Washington University

William E. Kovacic
Washington Post
August 13, 2015

Featured Article

Innovation, Reallocation and Growth

The authors use a model to suggest which sorts of industrial subsidies encourage growth.

By: Daron Acemoglu, Nicholas Bloom, Ufuk Akcigit, William R. Kerr