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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.

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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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Innovation, Antitrust and Healthcare among Topics Discussed at Searle Center Conference

At this year’s Conference on Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy, hosted by Northwestern’s Searle Center, renowned scholars, policy makers, and industry leaders discussed topics such as exclusive deals, vertical integration, antitrust and healthcare, and innovation. Keynote speaker Carl Shapiro discussed software patents and innovation.

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Department of Justice Proposes a Fix to Apple's E-Book Price Fixing

“The big picture concern is that the DOJ seems to be showing some interest in Apple's app platform." — Scott Hemphill, Professor, Columbia Law School

C. Scott Hemphill
The Christian Science Monitor
August 2, 2013