Big Tech, Antitrust, and Breakup

Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (Jan. 2020)

4 Pages Posted: 27 May 2020

Date Written: January 14, 2020


Big Tech is in the news. At the center of our political and economic dialogue is the effect that Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google have on our lives and what, if anything, governments should do about it.

In this short piece, I explain how Big Tech has come under scrutiny, the antitrust implications of the industry’s behavior, and the potential remedy of breaking up the companies.

Keywords: antitrust, Big Tech, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google

JEL Classification: K21, L40, L41, L63, O34

Suggested Citation

Carrier, Michael A., Big Tech, Antitrust, and Breakup (January 14, 2020). Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (Jan. 2020), Available at SSRN:

Michael A. Carrier (Contact Author)

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