Digital Platforms: Antitrust or Regulation?


Antitrust and other regulatory authorities around the world are busily assessing potential enforcement actions against big digital platforms, including among others Google, Facebook, and Amazon. The Mercatus Center will host a panel of leading antitrust scholars, regulators, and practitioners to address some timely questions about digital platforms:

  • Should governments establish regulations that sets clear rules of conduct for digital platforms?
  • Can existing “consumer welfare” standards guiding antitrust enforcement effectively curb abuses by digital platforms?
  • Are proposals to heighten antitrust prohibitions and reverse antitrust burdens of proof de facto regulation?

Our panel of antitrust scholars will debate these hot topics.

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