Amazon Is Not Essential, Except to the EU’s Flawed Investigations

ICLE Antitrust & Consumer Protection Research Program, Issue Brief 2019-03-28

11 Pages Posted: 30 May 2019

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Kristian Stout

International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE)

Geoffrey A. Manne

International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE)

Date Written: March 28, 2019

Abstract

This issue brief explores the flaws in designating Amazon as something like an “essential facility,” as well as the attendant errors of treating the distribution mechanism of Internet-based commerce as though it were a market definition, and the problems with failing to learn the innovation-damaging effects of the Microsoft case.

Keywords: Antitrust, Essential Facilities Doctrine, EU, internet exceptionalism, Market Definition, Refusal to Deal

Suggested Citation

Stout, Kristian and Manne, Geoffrey, Amazon Is Not Essential, Except to the EU’s Flawed Investigations (March 28, 2019). ICLE Antitrust & Consumer Protection Research Program, Issue Brief 2019-03-28. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3382415

Kristian Stout

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Geoffrey Manne (Contact Author)

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