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Schumpeter Project on Competition Policy

Schumpeter Project on Competition Policy

The Schumpeterian perspective represents a new intellectual framework for antitrust reforms that focus less on competition for competition's sake and more on enabling firm dynamic capabilities to power productivity, innovation and global competitiveness. The Schumpeter Project’s mission is to advance dynamic competition policy with boosting firm dynamic capabilities as a central concern for antitrust enforcement. (Read more.)

Featured Publications

Corporate Concentration Is Good for Productivity and Wages

Corporate Concentration Is Good for Productivity and Wages

Despite claims by anticorporate neo-Brandeisians, corporate concentration appears positively correlated with higher productivity and wages. So, the push to break up large companies is antiworker and anti-middle class.

Why the U.S. Economy Needs More Consolidation, Not Less

Why the U.S. Economy Needs More Consolidation, Not Less

Larger firms are generally more productive because of scale economies, but some U.S. industries still have too high a share of small firms. Policymakers should encourage, not discourage, greater consolidation in these industries.

Comments to Brazil’s Finance Ministry Regarding Digital Markets Regulation

Comments to Brazil’s Finance Ministry Regarding Digital Markets Regulation

As Brazil crafts its own Digital Markets Act in the mold of the EU’s, it should be aware of the potential shortcomings and unsubstantiated advantages associated with such wide-ranging economic regulation within the digital market landscape.

Big Tech’s Free Online Services Aren’t Costing Consumers Their Privacy

Big Tech’s Free Online Services Aren’t Costing Consumers Their Privacy

There is no evidence that breaking up big online platforms will improve digital privacy, but there is overwhelming evidence that breaking up these services or restricting them from collecting user data will harm consumers and workers.

The National Economic Council Gets It Wrong on the Roles of Big and Small Firms in U.S. Innovation

The National Economic Council Gets It Wrong on the Roles of Big and Small Firms in U.S. Innovation

A new White House report insinuates that small firms are America’s true innovators. Advancing this narrative makes it easier to advance an anticorporate antitrust agenda, including banning all mergers. However, scholarly studies and data do not support the administration’s premise.

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Events

July 16, 2024|Register Now

The Brussels Effect: Digital Market Regulation in East Asia

Join us for a lively event hosted by ITIF's Schumpeter Project on Competition Policy, featuring leading antitrust experts from Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and the United States.

May 22, 2024

Can India Regulate Its Digital Boom Without Stifling Innovation?

Watch now for a timely panel discussion featuring leading antitrust lawyers from India and the United States.

May 1, 2024

US v. Apple: Whither The Limits of Antitrust?

Watch now for an expert panel discussion about the merits and implications of the DOJ’s lawsuit against Apple.

April 18, 2024

The DMA in Action: Early Effects and Global Reach

Watch now for a panel discussion featuring experts from the EU, Brazil, Korea, and the United States.

January 31, 2024

The DOJ-FTC 2023 Merger Guidelines: Evolution or Revolution?

Watch now to learn more about the ongoing efforts to reform U.S. antitrust law.

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Joseph V. Coniglio
Joseph V. Coniglio

Director, Antitrust and Innovation Policy

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

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Hadi Houalla
Hadi Houalla

Research Assistant

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Lilla Nóra Kiss
Lilla Nóra Kiss

Senior Policy Analyst

Schumpeter Project on Competition Policy

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Trelysa Long
Trelysa Long

Policy Analyst

Schumpeter Project on Competition Policy

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Philippe Aghion
Philippe Aghion

Professor

College de France, LSE, & INSEAD

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Christopher G. Caine
Christopher G. Caine

President

The Center for Global Enterprise

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Richard Gilbert
Richard Gilbert

Professor Emeritus

UC Berkeley

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David Kappos
David Kappos

Partner

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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Maureen Ohlhausen
Maureen Ohlhausen

Former Acting Chairwoman

Federal Trade Commission

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David Teece
David Teece

Executive Chairman

Berkeley Research Group

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More From the Center

July 12, 2024|Testimonies & Filings

Comments Before the UK CMA Regarding Draft Guidance for the Digital Markets Competition Regime

In this challenging world, strong techno-economic cooperation between the United States and its closest allies is all the more critical, but can be undermined by the abuse of digital regulation that ultimately ends up placing undue burdens on American firms.

July 11, 2024|Testimonies & Filings

Comments to the Italian Competition Authority Regarding Draft DMA Enforcement Regulation

The Italian Competition Authority has a unique opportunity to shape a healthy enforcement landscape for the DMA within the EU.

June 27, 2024|Blogs

It’s Time for Pro-Innovation, Atlanticist European Leadership

The EU is at a strategic crossroads when it comes to techno-economic policy. As the new Commission and Parliament take office, they must choose between fidelity to the transatlantic alliance and “strategic independence,” as well as between maintaining regulatory hostility toward large tech companies and unleashing innovation in Europe.

June 24, 2024|Testimonies & Filings

Comments for the California Law Review Commission Study of Antitrust Law Regarding Innovation and Mergers

While ITIF applauds the Commission for its efforts to evaluate the adequacy of California’s competition laws and consider possible changes, this comment highlights concerns with both the Technology Platform and Mergers and Acquisitions Reports, specifically regarding their respective legal and economic findings from the standpoint of promoting innovation.

June 12, 2024|Blogs

Will Korea Burn Its Digital Future Down?

Shifting from evidence-based law enforcement to heavy-handed digital regulation could stifle the innovation Korea needs and lead to various unintended consequences. As the Korean proverb goes, it’s unwise to “burn down the hut to catch a bedbug.”

June 11, 2024|Testimonies & Filings

Comments to Kenya’s Competition Authority Regarding the Draft Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2024

Proposed changes to Kenya’s competition regime will hinder, not help its digital economy. Rather than impose substantial changes based on the false premise that digital markets require special treatment, Kenya should use existing enforcement tools to police its growing digital markets.

June 10, 2024|Testimonies & Filings

Comments Before the Turkish Competition Authority Regarding Act No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition

Ex-ante regulation is not only unnecessary in view of Turkey’s growing digital markets, but likely to chill the very innovation it seeks to promote. Through a number of per se bans for behavior that is very often pro-competitive, consumers will be harmed—a fact that is already happening in Europe with its own DMA.

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