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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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T-Mobile Left in the Lurch


Christopher Yoo
Source: Wall Street Journal
September 1, 2011

Enter the Supremes?


Stephen Calkins
Source: The Deal Magazine
May 6, 2011

Will politics save Google from legal heat?


Andy Gavil
Source: Politico
February 11, 2011

Regulators Take Wrong Path on Comcast-NBC


Richard Epstein
Source: Financial Times
February 9, 2011

Columbia Law's Tim Wu to Advise FTC


Tim Wu
Source: The Wall Street Journal
February 8, 2011
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Carl Shapiro Critiques the FTC’s Withdrawal of 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines

UC Berkeley economics professor Carl Shapiro argues that the Federal Trade Commission’s withdrawal of its 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines relies on specious economic arguments regarding elimination of double marginalization.

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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.

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