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

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Parakkal, Raju, Antitrust in the Digital Era: Rethinking Dominance and its Abuse (2019). In Udai S. Mehta and Ujjwal Kumar (Eds.) Competition and Regulation in India, 2019, pp. 28-56. Jaipur, India, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3538868

Raju Parakkal (Contact Author)

Thomas Jefferson University ( email )

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