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Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and the Information Age

14 Pages Posted: 28 Nov 2010  

Phil Weiser

University of Colorado Law School

Date Written: November 28, 2010

Abstract

This Essay makes the case for antitrust enforcement as a critical part of innovation policy and catalyzing entrepreneurship. It begins by explaining how innovation and entrepreneurship are drivers of economic growth and pillars of any effective economic strategy. With respect to antitrust enforcement and competition policy, it highlights the role that antitrust can play in opening up markets and addressing bottleneck monopolies, such as those at issue in the Microsoft and AT&T cases. It also explains that the most nettlesome challenge of such enforcement is devising appropriate and effective remedies, suggesting a few strategies to address that challenge.

Keywords: innovation policy, entrepreneurship, antitrust remedies

JEL Classification: L51, L96, O31

Suggested Citation

Weiser, Phil, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and the Information Age (November 28, 2010). Journal of Telecommunications and High Technology Law, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1716391

Phil Weiser (Contact Author)

University of Colorado Law School ( email )

401 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309
United States

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