Antitrust in the Digital Era: Rethinking Dominance and its Abuse
In Udai S. Mehta and Ujjwal Kumar (Eds.) Competition and Regulation in India, 2019, pp. 28-56. Jaipur, India
Posted: 8 Apr 2020
Date Written: 2019
This Chapter examines the growth of the digital economy and its corporate titans—globally and in India—and evaluates the implications of that growth and dominance for antitrust analysis. It flags the challenges to the consumer welfare standard in the antitrust analysis and the importance of data availability across the economic sphere. It argues that antitrust should no longer be only about consumers in the relevant market because the impact of its decisions extends beyond consumers to the larger society.
Keywords: Antitrust, Competition, Consumer Welfare Standard, Dominance, Digital Era
JEL Classification: K21, L4
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