The Digital Markets Act – Institutional Design and Suggestions for Improvement

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Giorgio Monti

Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC)

Date Written: February 22, 2021

Abstract

The Digital Markets Act (DMA) is a major policy initiative to regulate platform gatekeepers in a more systematic manner than under competition law. This paper reflects on the institutional setup in the Commission proposal. While the DMA is well-designed, this paper recommends improvement in the following aspects: (i) matching the DMA’s objectives with obligations imposed on gatekeepers; (ii) facilitating co-regulation; (iii) streamlining the enforcement pyramid; (iv) emphasising the role of private enforcement; (iv) clarifying the role of competition law.

JEL Classification: K21, K23

Suggested Citation

Monti, Giorgio, The Digital Markets Act – Institutional Design and Suggestions for Improvement (February 22, 2021). TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2021-04, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3797730 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3797730

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