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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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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

The GW Law Review Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the FTC

The FTC at 100, a George Washington Law Review symposium, examined the Agency’s challenges and successes in the areas of administrative law, competition law, and consumer protection and privacy law.

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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