About This Series
In this series of short reports, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) is examining many of the key claims behind the argument that a significant change in U.S. antitrust policy is warranted.
In most cases, we find that the empirical evidence is weaker than claimed. In other cases, the causal relationships are speculative. Although some of the broader trends, such as a decline in innovation, raise serious social issues, they usually have several causes. Finally, in most cases, it is not clear that antitrust policy is either the cause or an effective cure. Broader social policies need to be enacted for such issues as income inequality and privacy.
Reports in this series will be listed here upon release:
- Robert D. Atkinson and Caleb Foote, “Is Concentration Leading to Fewer Start-Ups?” (ITIF, August 2020)
- Joe Kennedy, “Do Internet Platforms Threaten Competition?” (ITIF, July 2020).
- Joe Kennedy, “Are Markets Becoming More Concentrated?” (ITIF, June 2020).
- Joe Kennedy, “Is Concentration Leading to Higher Markups?” (ITIF, June 2020).
- Joe Kennedy, “Is Concentration Leading to Higher Profits?” (ITIF, May 2020).