A recent majority staff report summarizing the findings of a yearlong House Antitrust Subcommittee investigation into competition in digital markets is filled with analytical errors that highlight larger problems with the report’s basic framing and policy conclusions.
May 26, 2016
Labor law fails to help a growing number of workers, including those in the growing gig sector, said Joe Kennedy in Morning Consult. Congress should either fix it, amend it, or suspend it.
November 13, 2015
Internet platforms operate differently than conventional markets, so the normal rules of antitrust policy do not readily apply, explains Joe Kennedy in EurActiv.
October 19, 2015
Regulators already have the ability to address clear cases of anticompetitive or anticonsumer behavior. Beyond that, the legitimate concerns of government are limited.
July 9, 2015
The recent Uber ruling has shown that U.S. labor law has remained frozen and out of touch with market realities, writes Joe Kennedy in Computerworld.
June 22, 2015
For the United States to regain the commanding heights it occupied during the 1980s, it needs regulatory reform, says Joe Kennedy in International Economy.
March 16, 2015
Smart regulatory reform focused on sectors that compete internationally can boost U.S. economic competitiveness while maintaining, or even increasing, social benefits.
February 2, 2015
This report proposes that as regulators contemplate weighing punitive actions on companies that they incorporate a typology based on the companies’ intent and the harm they caused.
October 21, 2014
Portions of the EU’s proposed General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) would introduce inefficiencies into the process of conducting medical research.
July 31, 2014
Rob Atkinson filed comments to the U.S. Senate Committee on Judiciary's Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights in regards to their hearing on pricing polices in the contact lens industry.
May 5, 2014
Differential geographic pricing of digital goods can increase social welfare and innovation.