Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and the Information Age
14 Pages Posted: 28 Nov 2010
Date Written: November 28, 2010
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
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