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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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Randy Picker Explains How Recent Antitrust Bills “Could Change Big Tech as We Know It”

University of Chicago Law School professor Randy Picker discusses the key insights from four platform antitrust bills that were recently introduced to the House for consideration.

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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 Supreme Court’s NCAA Ruling Has Huge Implications Outside of Sports

"The significance of the ruling goes far beyond the unique setting of college sports. The decision hints at a revival of antitrust law and its application to an area of the economy antitrust law has unjustly neglected — the labor market." — Eric Posner, Professor of Law, University of Chicago

 

Eric Posner
The Washington Post
June 22, 2021

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Restrictions on Privacy and Exploitation in the Digital Economy: A Market Failure Perspective

Digital platforms collect consumer data by default. Changing the default setting to require to consumers to “opt-in” to allow use of their data could create a market in data, but large platforms would still enjoy too much market power.

By: Nicholas Economides, Ioannis Lianos