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ITIF’s Schumpeter Project on Competition Policy conducts legal and economic research, publishes actionable policy analysis, organizes high-level discussions, and engages with policymakers to rethink the relationship between competition and innovation for the benefit of consumers, innovative companies, the economy, and society.


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.

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May 7, 2024|Books & Edited Volumes

Technology Fears and Scapegoats: 40 Myths about Privacy, Jobs, AI, and Today’s Innovation Economy

Technologies and tech companies are accused of creating a myriad of societal problems. This book exposes them as mostly myths, falsehoods, and exaggerations.

May 1, 2024|Events

US v. Apple: Whither The Limits of Antitrust?

Please join ITIF for an expert panel discussion about the merits and implications of the DOJ’s lawsuit against Apple.

April 12, 2024|Blogs

Large Firms Generate Positive Productivity and Non-Productivity Spillovers for Their Suppliers

Policymakers should not follow neo-Brandeisian calls to break up large companies because such actions will only hurt the economy and small firms

April 4, 2024|Op-Eds & Contributed Articles

Canada Wants Europe’s Competition Policy? It Will Also Get Europe’s Economic Stagnation

The changes two bills are making to reduce market concentration in the Canadian economy pose grave risks to the future of the innovation that is essential to keeping Canada’s innovation economy from declining even more.

April 4, 2024|Blogs

Forbidden Fruit: DOJ Bites Apple in the Walled Garden

The Justice Department’s antitrust suit against Apple risks committing the sin of turning antitrust enforcement into de facto regulation by putting forward flawed theories of exclusionary conduct. Courts should ensure that American consumers remain able to enjoy the mobile Eden that Apple has created.

April 4, 2024|Op-Eds & Contributed Articles

Innovation Instead of Imitation: Brazil Needs a Brazilian Approach to Digital Markets

Europe’s digital model may not be the best fit for Brazil. Bill 2768/2022, mirroring the EU’s experimental Digital Markets Act, could potentially hinder innovation rather than ignite it. Brazil’s digital landscape calls for a culture of innovation, not borrowed blueprints of unnecessary intervention.

March 27, 2024|Blogs

Lina Khan’s Defective Critique of Boeing as “National Champion”

The chair of the Federal Trade Commission, Lina Khan, is using the crisis facing aerospace giant Boeing to press her case that “national champions” invariably behave badly because they are protected from competition. It is disappointing that Khan’s critique of Boeing reflects so little sectoral expertise and understanding of markets.

March 27, 2024|Blogs

Why Labor Monopsony Shouldn’t Be Included in Merger Guidelines

Monopoly power is not the main explanation for changes in workers’ earnings after a merger or acquisition, and including labor monopsony power in the updated Merger Guidelines will not only disincentivize greater consolidation but will also harm consumers. The FTC and DOJ should ignore the guideline on labor monopsony when reviewing mergers.

March 27, 2024|Blogs

What You Need to Know as the DMA Goes Live

The EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) is attempting to chip away at the alleged dominance of the so-called tech giants, but not for the better.

March 22, 2024|Blogs

US v. Google: Why Behavioral Economics Fails to Capture the Realities of Competition

The DOJ's recent antitrust lawsuit against Google has brought renewed attention to the role of behavioral economics in antitrust law.

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