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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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Antitrust law professor Dan Sokol offers a look at the antitrust faculty with the most downloaded articles from 2016.
The 9th Annual Antitrust Economics conference hosted by the Searle Center covered topics ranging from the design of spectrum auctions, the effects of loyalty rebates, patent policy, and market discipline from poor performance.
Stern School of Business economics professor Nicholas Economides provides an overview of the antitrust issues Google is currently facing in the EU. He offers insights from Microsoft’s antitrust challenges from a few decades ago.
This weekend, TAP scholars Michael Whinston and Shane Greenstein are participating in the “14th Annual International Industrial Organization Conference.” They will be discussing topics ranging from innovation, vertical contracting, and technology adoption.
William Kovacic’s recent paper, “The United States and Its Future Influence on Global Competition Policy,” discusses how the United States can most effectively promote the global adoption of sound substantive competition policy principles and procedures.
In “FRAND in India,” Professor Dan Sokol and his coauthor Professor Shubha Ghosh show that the current mix of Indian institutions may not yet be well suited to address complex issues of antitrust enforcement.
Professor Matthew Gentzkow discusses competition in media, and how it is sometimes beneficial and at other times harmful.
Highlights from the 8th Annual Searle Center Conference on Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy are provided.
Professor Joshua Gans, Rotman School of Management, reports on how Google and Bing view the value of data from online user behavior.
University of Maryland law professor James Grimmelmann examines the European Commissions’ recent “Statement of Objections” alleging that Google has violated antitrust law.
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Global Antitrust (Competition)

The laws that set the ground rules prohibiting firms from engaging in anti-competitive practices are usually called “antitrust laws” in the United States, and “competition laws” in Europe and other regions. These laws differ among nations, and each country enforces its laws independently.

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E.U. Takes Aim at Big Tech’s Power with Landmark Digital Act

“It is possible that even the U.S. Congress will now conclude that they are done watching from the sidelines when the E.U. regulates U.S. tech companies and will move from talking about legislative reform to actually legislating.” — Anu Bradford, Professor of Law, Columbia University

Anu Bradford
The New York Times
March 24, 2022

Featured Article

Tech Platforms and the Knowledge Problem

Critics question the size and scope of massive firms like Amazon and Google. “Jeffersonians” and “Hamiltonians” offer complementary policy strategies to counter the failures of digital capitalism.

By: Frank Pasquale