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Schumpeterian Takes on Pending Antitrust Bills

Schumpeterian Takes on Pending Antitrust Bills

Instead of promoting competitive digital markets for the benefit of consumers, many of the techlash-driven proposals advancing in the House and Senate would inhibit innovation and skew competition to the detriment of the digital economy and consumers alike.

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.

June 27, 2022

Dynamic Antitrust Discussion Series: Antitrust and Inflation

Please join ITIF for the lastest 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 27, 2022

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.

June 21, 2022

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

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

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.

June 12, 2022

The Digital Markets Act: The Path to Overregulation

European regulation is on a collision course with innovation, and looms in the hazards of overregulation.

June 6, 2022

The Ad-Tech Bill That Breaks Up Online Advertising

Decimating the two-sided digital advertising market would not only undermine economic efficiency, but it would also set digital advertising back 30 years, forcing publishers and advertisers to blindly search for one another as they did in the 1990s.

June 6, 2022

Why In-App Payments Make Sense, And the Open App Markets Act Does Not

The OAMA threatens the vibrancy of the app ecosystem. The Senate should not attempt to fix an app ecosystem that is not broken.

June 3, 2022

Assessing the Neo-Brandeisian Revolution: Looking for Mr. Schumpeter?

Join ITIF for an expert discussion about how to integrate the Schumpeterian perspective into competition policy as an alternative to the Neo-Brandeisian movement agenda.

May 26, 2022

How an Antitrust Bill May Harm Consumers: The AICOA Bill Illustrated

It is time for members of Congress to reflect on the numerous unintended consequences of the AICOA bill, or else the passing of this bill will weaponize antitrust laws at the expense of innovation and consumer welfare.

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