Antitrust and Tech: Europe and the United States Differ, and It Matters

8 Pages Posted: 4 Sep 2019

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Gregory J. Werden

Independent

Luke M. Froeb

Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management

Date Written: August 26, 2019

Abstract

European enforcers have brought high-profile antitrust cases against the tech giants, and both activists and members of Congress are calling for action in the United States. This short note identifies ten hard-wired differences between the European and American enforcement regimes that make very it difficult for the US antitrust enforcement agencies to emulate their European counterparts. This note also identifies a few other points of contrast between Europe and the United States that affect antitrust enforcement against tech giants going forward.

Keywords: tech giants, antitrust

JEL Classification: K21, L41

Suggested Citation

Werden, Gregory J. and Froeb, Luke M., Antitrust and Tech: Europe and the United States Differ, and It Matters (August 26, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3442798 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3442798

Gregory J. Werden (Contact Author)

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Luke M. Froeb

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