Applying Antitrust in Digital Markets

46 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2019 Last revised: 9 Sep 2019

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Mark A Jamison

University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration, Public Utility Research Center

Date Written: August 7, 2019

Abstract

This paper analyzes the conflicts that arise when trying to apply traditional antitrust principles in the context of digital markets. The size and influence of successful digital companies has fueled a populist antitrust movement that views itself as a return to seminal and successful antitrust ideals. This paper answers the populist theories and recitation of history, examines the deficiencies of current antitrust regulations, and suggests that economic studies of monopoly should return to its roots and directly address features that create it. These power-creating features are non-economic restrictions on the flow of the resources that empower competition for creating consumer value.

Keywords: antitrust, monopoly, regulation, information technology

JEL Classification: K21, L40, L50

Suggested Citation

Jamison, Mark A., Applying Antitrust in Digital Markets (August 7, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3427450 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3427450

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