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 -...
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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...

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...
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...
A Proposal to Invigorate Ex Post Merger Policy

A Proposal to Invigorate Ex Post Merger Policy

By Menesh S. Patel1   Introduction Consider a hypothetical merger subject to Hart-Scott-Rodino. Suppose that the merger receives a second request, but the reviewing agency ultimately determines...

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...

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