Self-Preferencing and Antitrust: Harmful Solutions for an Improbable Problem

Platforms, including vertically integrated platforms, are ubiquitous — both in the modern economy, and throughout history. While some such firms have managed to capture...

Antitrust Chronicle – Interoperability

Dear Readers, Interoperability has long been a controversial issue in antitrust law and related regulatory disciplines. The concept refers, essentially, to the ability for systems controlled...

Interoperability: The Wrong Prescription for Platform Competition

In this paper we assess the potential effects of recent proposals to mandate interoperability as a competition remedy for digital platforms. We find that...
UNDERSTANDING THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

Understanding the House Judiciary Committee Majority Staff Antitrust Report

The U.S. antitrust system is undergoing a profound reassessment.  Many events and commentaries have inspired this upheaval.  Among the most important is an inquiry...
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OECD Roundtable Quadriptych

Click here for a PDF version of the article Highlights from the OECD Roundtable on the Role of Competition Policy in Promoting Economic Recovery -...

Stacking the Blocks: Vertical Integration and Antitrust in the Healthcare Industry

For many decades, the U.S. healthcare industry mostly consisted of a diversity of unintegrated physicians, hospitals, and insurers. Over the last 10 to 15...
WhatsApp

Data Sharing between WhatsApp and Facebook: The CCI Opens an Investigation...

By Parumita Pal and Hrishav Kumar*   Introduction The switch from traditional brick-and-mortar business models to rapidly a evolving digital mode of doing business has impacted...
INVESTIGATION OF COMPETITION IN DIGITAL MARKETS

The Investigation of Competition in Digital Markets: Looking in the Wrong...

The majority staff of the House Judiciary Committee recently released its Report and Recommendations (“MSRR”) following an investigation of competition in digital markets.  It...

Section 230 Reform in the Era of “Big Tech”: What Does...

Today, online platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter have become the primary means of expression and source of information for many Americans. Since...

Section 230 Reform: A Typology of Platform Power

Most Section 230 reformers are motivated by a desire to constrain the power of large technology companies, but many proposals to reform Section 230...

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