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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.

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

Fact Sheets

Comparative Antitrust

In the United States, “antitrust law” refers to the body of State and Federal laws that prohibits unlawful agreements and practices by firms with market power that harm competition. Europe, Asia and Latin America call the governance of market competition “competition law”.

TAP Blog

Glen Weyl Analyzes the Current State of Economic Literature on Platforms

Glen Weyl and his co-author Alexander White challenge much of the conventional completion policy perspectives on platforms in their new paper, “Let the Right ‘One’ Win: Policy Lessons from the New Economics of Platforms.”

TAP Staff Blogger

Quote

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