Schumpeter Project on Competition Policy
The Schumpeterian perspective represents a new intellectual framework for practical antitrust reforms that enable the innovation economy. That’s Schumpeter Project’s mission: to advance dynamic competition policy with innovation as a central concern for antitrust enforcement, not a secondary consideration.
- Read more about the Schumpeter Project and stay posted by signing up for ITIF emails and checking the box for “Regulation and Antitrust” under “Innovation and Competitiveness.”
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- We also invite graduate students to submit papers to be considered for a $2,000 Schumpeter Prize.
A Tribute to FTC Commissioner Noah Phillips
During his four years of service, Commissioner Phillips proved himself to be a tremendously kind and knowledgeable person, making extraordinary contributions to the FTC’s work.
Antitrust Populists Don’t Seem to Care About the Poor
Antitrust populists are crusading against the market advantages of large brick and mortar retailers, such as Walmart, and large online retailers like Amazon. But those advantages largely flow to consumers—particularly low-income ones.
The Meteoric Rise (and Fall) of Lina Khan
Lina Khan has championed a more aggressive, populist approach to antitrust enforcement, which would have posed real risks to innovation and economic growth. Yet, at her one-year anniversary as chair, the antitrust revival she promised appears to have fizzled.
Monopolies Are Not Taking a Fifth of Your Wages
American Precautionary Antitrust: Unrestrained FTC Rulemaking Authority
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.
June 27, 2022
Dynamic Antitrust Discussion Series: Antitrust and Inflation
Watch the latest installment of the Dynamic Antitrust series, where Julie Carlson moderates a panel with antitrust and inflation experts to get their views on the relationship between corporate concentration and inflation.
June 3, 2022
Assessing the Neo-Brandeisian Revolution: Looking for Mr. Schumpeter?
Watch this expert discussion about how to integrate the Schumpeterian perspective into competition policy as an alternative to the Neo-Brandeisian movement agenda.
April 28, 2022
Dynamic Antitrust Discussion Series: “Chief Economists’ Perspectives on Horizontal Merger Guidelines”
Please join ITIF for the latest in a series of discussions on “dynamic antitrust.” In this installment, Julie Carlson will sit down with former chief economists from the DOJ and FTC to discuss their views on the planned revisions to the guidelines.
April 14, 2022
Dynamic Competition and Public Policy: Reflecting on the Path Forward for Schumpeterian Antitrust
ITIF’s Schumpeter Project on Competition Policy and George Washington University’s Regulatory Studies Center co-hosted a special conference for antitrust scholars and practitioners to gather and reflect on the Schumpeterian approach to antitrust as we paid tribute to Jerry Ellig’s seminal work on dynamic antitrust.
More From the Center
August 2, 2022|Blogs
Amazon’s Acquisition of One Medical Brings Needed Innovation to Primary Care
Amazon has combined three things that business strategists said could not be done—low costs, high quality, and customization. “Amazoning” health care that way would be a good thing.
July 29, 2022|Blogs
The Road to Antitrust’s Least Glorious Hour
There is pressure to pass the American Innovation and Choice Online Act (AICOA) before the August recess. But either way, some of the damage from AICOA may already be done. The bill has moved the antitrust dialogue that will harm innovation and consumers.
July 29, 2022|Blogs
The FTC’s Unfair Jab at Meta Is a Sharp Blow to the Nascent VR App Market
The FTC filed a complaint in federal district court seeking to block Meta’s acquisition of the virtual reality start-up, Within Unlimited. The complaint is seriously flawed, but if successful, its challenge to the acquisition could deliver a serious blow to the nascent VR app market.
July 29, 2022|Op-Eds & Commentary
Don’t Be Afraid of the Metaverse
The European Commission’s vigilance in monitoring large digital operators reveals an unfortunate distrust toward technology.
June 21, 2022|Reports & Briefings
The Revised (But Uncorrected) Version of the Klobuchar Bill
The revised version of the Klobuchar bill (S.2992), aimed at prohibiting a few large tech companies from self-preferencing their services and forcing them to grant their rivals access to vital proprietary assets, fails to correct the critical deficiencies of the bill’s original version. This report provides a legal analysis of the new, yet uncorrected, pitfalls of the Klobuchar bill.
June 17, 2022|Blogs
Withdrawal of Antitrust Guidance on SEP Enforcement Is Nothing to Cheer About
By withdrawing the 2019 statement in its entirety, SEP-holders have only the guidance provided by the FTC’s prior enforcement actions—which is to say they have no guidance at all.
June 17, 2022|Blogs
Everything Old Is New Again: The Misleading Narrative About Concentration and Inflation
Not only is more aggressive antitrust enforcement likely to be ineffective at combatting inflation, some economists have argued that it may even make inflation worse.