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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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Twelfth Annual Conference on Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy

Hosted by the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

September 17, 2021,  

TAP Blog

Professor Nicholas Economides Explains How Giving Data Away for Free is a Market Failure

Professor Nicholas Economides, Stern School of Business of NYU, and Professor Ioannis Lianos, University College of London Faculty of Laws, explain how digital platforms have caused a market failure.

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Comparative Antitrust

In the United States, “antitrust law” refers to the body of State and Federal laws that prohibits unlawful agreements and practices by firms with market power that harm competition. Europe, Asia and Latin America call the governance of market competition “competition law”.

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A Leading Critic of Big Tech Will Join the White House

“Extreme economic concentration yields gross inequality and material suffering, feeding the appetite for nationalistic and extremist leadership.”  — Tim Wu, Professor of Law, Columbia University
Tim Wu
The New York Times
March 5, 2021

Featured Article

Understanding Online Markets and Antitrust Analysis

This paper considers the application of traditional antitrust analysis to online markets. This paper identifies several ways in which online markets differ from regular markets. Most online markets are multi-sided, and entry barriers are low.

By: Daniel Sokol, Jingyuan Ma