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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

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.

How to Restore Limiting Principles for “Unfair Methods of Competition” in Antitrust Law

How to Restore Limiting Principles for “Unfair Methods of Competition” in Antitrust Law

The FTC has granted itself the power to bring antitrust enforcement actions based on amorphous and politically motivated ideas of “fairness.” There should instead be a uniform standard for what constitutes fairness in both consumer protection and competition policy.

Why Merger Guidelines Must Do More to Support Productivity, Innovation, and Global Competitiveness

Why Merger Guidelines Must Do More to Support Productivity, Innovation, and Global Competitiveness

Antitrust authorities want to revise merger guidelines based on dubious theories of potential harm that fail to recognize how many mergers foster innovation, productivity, and U.S. global competitiveness. New merger guidelines should better account for these considerations.

The Flawed Analysis Underlying Calls for Antitrust Reform: Revisiting Lina Khan’s “Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox”

The Flawed Analysis Underlying Calls for Antitrust Reform: Revisiting Lina Khan’s “Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox”

In the 2017 law journal article that established her reputation, now FTC Chair Lina Khan ignored or misapplied the economics of two-sided markets, mischaracterized competitive conditions, and did not consider the pro-competitive effects of Amazon’s conduct.

Oops! It Turns Out Aggressive Antitrust Would Increase Business Lobbying

Oops! It Turns Out Aggressive Antitrust Would Increase Business Lobbying

The common refrain that big business wields disproportionate political power is overblown. Lobbying data indicates that large firms spend relatively less on lobbying than do smaller firms.

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Events

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.

December 13, 2023

US v. Google: Implications of a Landmark Trial

Watch now for an expert panel discussion on the possible outcomes and implications of this landmark antitrust case.

October 17, 2023

Assessing the FTC’s Complaint Against Amazon

Watch this expert discussion about the merits and implications of the FTC’s landmark challenge to Amazon.

September 22, 2022

The EU’s Digital Markets Act: A Triumph of Regulation Over Innovation?

Watch ITIF’s Schumpeter Project on Competition Policy's event for an expert panel discussion and presentation of a new report on the challenges ahead in implementing and enforcing the DMA.

August 10, 2022

Dynamic Antitrust Discussion Series: Commissioner Noah Phillips

In this conversation, Director of the Schumpeter Project on Competition Policy, Aurelien Portuese, sits down with Commissioner Noah Phillips of the Federal Trade Association to learn about his views on the current state of antitrust and competition policy and the state of capitalism in America.

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Staff

Joseph V. ConiglioJoseph V. Coniglio

Director, Antitrust and Innovation Policy

Hadi HouallaHadi Houalla

Research Assistant

Lilla Nóra KissLilla Nóra Kiss

Senior Policy Analyst

Trelysa LongTrelysa Long

Policy Analyst

Advisors

Philippe AghionPhilippe Aghion

Professor, College de France, LSE, & INSEAD

Christopher G. CaineChristopher G. Caine

President, The Center for Global Enterprise

Richard GilbertRichard Gilbert

Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley

David KapposDavid Kappos

Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Maureen OhlhausenMaureen Ohlhausen

Former Acting Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission

David TeeceDavid Teece

Executive Chairman, Berkeley Research Group

More From the Center

February 15, 2024|Blogs

Amazon and iRobot: A Case Study in How Not to Enforce Antitrust Laws

The story of Amazon’s abandoned plans to acquire the home service robotics company iRobot should serve as a stark warning of the dangers posed by the ongoing antitrust war against American technology companies, both at home and abroad.

January 22, 2024|Testimonies & Filings

Comments to the UK Parliament Regarding the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill

Instead of enforcing existing competition laws and investing in its digital industries to promote innovation and healthy dynamic competition in the United Kingdom, the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill offers an overly broad and likely harmful solution to unproven problems.

January 18, 2024|Testimonies & Filings

Comments to Australia’s Competition Review Taskforce Regarding Merger Reform

As the global calls for antitrust reform continue to multiply, a sober look at the United States’ experience calls for a healthy skepticism in response to the hysteria in some corners about a systemic failure of merger enforcement.

January 12, 2024|Blogs

Corporate Giants Break the Grip of Local Monopolies

In pursuing an anti-corporate agenda, antitrust enforcers jeopardize the very companies that made local markets competitive in the first place.

January 5, 2024|Blogs

Unmasking Methodological Flaws in the Research Linking Concentration and Inflation

A recent article contends that an increase in concentration in the last two decades is amplifying price increases. But ITIF has found that corporate concentration has not increased, nor have price markups increased.

December 21, 2023|Op-Eds & Contributed Articles

Lina Khan and Xi Jinping—Antitrust Allies

Writing for Inside Sources, Robert Atkinson aligns the antitrust methodologies of FTC Chair Lina Khan to similar practices by China—block virtually all mergers involving U.S. firms.

December 20, 2023|Blogs

FTC v. Amazon: A Closer Look at Pricing for the Holiday Season

The FTC’s many confusions obscure the fact that Amazon is giving consumers low prices.

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