Antitrust and Competition


With the rise of large digital platforms and multinational corporations, antitrust enforcement has become a global phenomenon. Policymakers in the US, Europe, Australia, China, and elsewhere are all wrestling with novel policy questions and debating reforms to antitrust enforcement to reflect the changing nature of competition and innovation in the 21st century. More generally, competition policy extends beyond antitrust to encompass the full range of private and government actions that affect the competitive process and thus the economy. 

Mercatus research on antitrust and competition policy explores legal and economic questions related to the US and international marketplaces. Competition policy should be consistent with a free marketplace that allows innovation to flourish and drives economic and human progress. 

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