The Data Competition Institute will advance a multidisciplinary approach to competition policy, drawing from other areas of law and intellectual fields. Current paradigms are ill-equipped to analyze markets in our data-driven global economy.
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A presentation by Professor Peter Swire

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Search and related online services have provoked debates in recent years about the loss of individual privacy, but this is often framed more around an individual sense of unease at the surveillance of peoples’ private lives than how a shift in knowledge about individuals ...

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More than a century ago – with manufacturing conglomerates engaged in widespread anti-competitive behavior, hundreds of short-line railroads consolidating into omnipotent transport concerns, and Standard Oil building a monopoly – America decided it was time to take action.

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This article is a case for reorienting many antitrust investigations – and more generally regulatory approaches — to focus on how control of personal data by corporations can entrench monopoly power in an economy shaped increasingly by the power of “big data.” ...

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Alec Burnside responds to an article in our previous issue on privacy and merger control, by Francisco Enrique González-Díaz

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Section 2 enforcement by the U.S. antitrust authorities is back—at least, that is what the antitrust enforcers themselves have been saying.1 An examination of Section 2 enforcement principles could not be more timely. Our goal in this essay is to share a few ideas for ...

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Peter P. Swire Professor, Moritz College of Law of the Ohio State University Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress As search and online advertising giant Google seeks to merge with online advertising leader DoubleClick, the debate has been greatly confused about how ...

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The majority is to be commended for issuing a detailed and thoughtful statement of its reasons for closing the investigation.1 In particular, the majority has endeavored to explain the complex mechanics of online advertising. This may help consumers make more informed ...