Testimony on 'Competition in Digital Technology Markets: Examining Acquisitions of Nascent or Potential Competitors by Digital Platform' before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Antitrust Subcommittee

17 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2019

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John M. Yun

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty

Date Written: September 25, 2019

Abstract

Is there a problem with large technology firms, or platforms, purchasing nascent competitors and suppressing competition before they can mature into vibrant competitors? Further, if there is a problem, are the current antitrust laws and the enforcement of those laws sufficient to combat the problem? If not, is there a legislative solution? These are all critical questions given that innovation and incentives to innovate are at the heart of all vibrant modern economies. This testimony explores these questions.

Keywords: nascent and potential competition, killer acquisitions, antitrust, FTC, merger enforcement

JEL Classification: K2, K21, L4, L40

Suggested Citation

Yun, John M., Testimony on 'Competition in Digital Technology Markets: Examining Acquisitions of Nascent or Potential Competitors by Digital Platform' before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Antitrust Subcommittee (September 25, 2019). George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 19-30, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3459660 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3459660

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