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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

Leading Scholars Discuss Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy – A Searle Center Conference Recap

The 9th Annual Antitrust Economics conference hosted by the Searle Center covered topics ranging from the design of spectrum auctions, the effects of loyalty rebates, patent policy, and market discipline from poor performance.

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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.

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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

Using Spectrum Auctions to Enhance Competition in Wireless Services

This paper looks at how regulators can support more competition between different wireless services.

By: Gregory L. Rosston, Peter Cramton, Evan Kwerel, Andrzej (Andy) Skrzypacz