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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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A selection of articles recently written by TAP scholars explore AI and business competition, autonomous vehicles, how privacy regulation could support innovation, privacy interfaces focused on peoples’ needs, and licensing standard-essential patents for 5G telecommunications.

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“Procurement” is the process by which governments choose to obtain and buy goods and services from the private sector.

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When Regulators Fail to Rein in Big Tech, Some Turn to Antitrust Litigation

Unlike cases brought by government agencies, which presumably seek to address consumer harm, judges sometimes view private plaintiffs as whining about their inability to compete. — Eleanor Fox, Professor of Antitrust Law, New York University
Eleanor Fox
The Washington Post
August 21, 2020

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Platforms, Power and the Antitrust Challenge: A Modest Proposal to Narrow the U.S.–Europe Divide

Tech platforms like Facebook and Google dominate the new economy. European Union (EU) authorities are more aggressive than those in the United States in using competition law against tech platforms.

By: Eleanor Fox