Infocommunications Media Development Authority (IMDA) Convergence of Competition Code for the Media and Telecommunications Markets, Comment of the Global Antitrust Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

21 Pages Posted: 15 May 2019

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Tad Lipsky

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School

Joshua D. Wright

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty

Douglas H. Ginsburg

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

John M. Yun

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty

Date Written: May 14, 2019

Abstract

This Comment is submitted to the Infocommunications Media Development Authority (IMDA) for consideration in relation to its Convergence of Competition Code for the Media and Telecommunications Markets. Specifically, we address Part XII: Competition in a Digital Economy, where the IMDA engages in an important discussion regarding the role of competition policy in the digital economy. It is absolutely critical to get competition policy right in this key sector given that innovation drives most of the growth in a modern economy. We submit this Comment based upon our extensive experience and expertise in antitrust law and economics. As an organization committed to promoting sound economic analysis as the foundation of antitrust enforcement and competition policy, the Global Antitrust Institute (“GAI”) commends the IMDA for inviting discussion in regard to the important topics covered in the Report.

Keywords: Antitrust, Competition Law, Market Concentration, Digital Platforms, Algorithmic Collusion, Predatory Innovation, Data Rights

JEL Classification: K2, K21, L4, L40

Suggested Citation

Lipsky, Tad and Wright, Joshua D. and Ginsburg, Douglas H. and Yun, John M., Infocommunications Media Development Authority (IMDA) Convergence of Competition Code for the Media and Telecommunications Markets, Comment of the Global Antitrust Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University (May 14, 2019). George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 19-13. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3388089 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3388089

Tad Lipsky (Contact Author)

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Joshua D. Wright

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Douglas H. Ginsburg

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ( email )

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George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty ( email )

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John M. Yun

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty ( email )

3301 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
United States

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