Digital Platforms: Antitrust or Regulation?

Apr 29, 2021

Event Speakers

Alden Abbott

Senior Research Fellow

Scott Hemphill

Moses H. Grossman Professor of Law at New York University

Howard Shelanski

Professor of Law, Georgetown University and Partner at Davis Polk

John Yun

Associate Professor of Law, Scalia Law School at George Mason University

Nicolas Petit

Joint Chair in Competition Law at the Robert Schumann Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute

Aurelien Portuese

Director of Antitrust and Innovation Policy at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

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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