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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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Jean Tirole Explores the Future of Platform Regulation

In his keynote address for NBER’s conference on “Megafirms and the Post-COVID Economy”, Professor Jean Tirole, Toulouse School of Economics, explained how traditional regulation and antitrust rules are ineffective in addressing the unique issues arising from the growth of digital platforms.

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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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Technology Economist Susan Athey Adds DOJ Role to Her Multidimensional Career

“Because technology such as artificial intelligence moves so quickly, it’s hard for the government to keep up. We have to figure out how all branches of government are going to be prepared to guide us through a different age” — Susan Athey, Professor of Economics and Technology, Stanford University

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Stanford’s Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence News
July 7, 2022

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GDP-B: Accounting for the Value of New and Free Goods

Current methods fail to capture the value of new and free goods to national productivity. A new framework, GDP-B, better measures the benefits of these goods.

By: Erik Brynjolfsson, Avinash Collis, Felix Eggers, Kevin J. Fox, W. Erwin Diewert