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.

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Why the Right to Data Portability Likely Reduces Consumer Welfare: Antitrust and Privacy Critique

This article analyzes the potential weaknesses of the European Union’s potential new right to data portability.

By: Peter Swire, Yianni Lagos

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Government Procurement

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

TAP Blog

Searle Center Antitrust Conference Recap: Mergers, Patents, Platform Competition and Many More Topics Explored

Highlights from the 8th Annual Searle Center Conference on Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy are provided.

TAP Guest Blogger


As Mergers Multiply, U.S. Antitrust Cops Raise Their Game

"The DOJ and FTC litigation success is influential. That’s how you get the attention of companies and the bar."

 — William Kovacic, Professor of Law, George Washington University
William E. Kovacic
The Wall Street Journal
July 2, 2015