Comment of the Global Antitrust Institute, George Mason University School of Law, on the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission's Digital Platforms Inquiry, Preliminary Report

25 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2019

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John M. Yun

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School

Douglas H. Ginsburg

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School

Joshua D. Wright

Lodestar Law and Economics

Abbott B. Lipsky

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School

Date Written: January 22, 2019

Abstract

This Comment is submitted to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) for consideration in relation to its Digital Platforms Inquiry, Preliminary Report (2018). We detail several fundamental methodological shortcomings and analytical gaps in the Preliminary Report, which ultimately do not support the recommendations considered for implementation. The GAI Competition Advocacy Program provides a wide range of recommendations to facilitate adoption of economically sound competition policy.

Keywords: digital platforms, antitrust law, economics, policy, consumer protection, market power, Australian Competition & Consumer Commission

JEL Classification: K21, L4, L5

Suggested Citation

Yun, John M. and Ginsburg, Douglas H. and Wright, Joshua D. and Lipsky, Abbott B., Comment of the Global Antitrust Institute, George Mason University School of Law, on the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission's Digital Platforms Inquiry, Preliminary Report (January 22, 2019). George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 19-04, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3321837 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3321837

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Abbott B. Lipsky

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