Antitrust enforcement, regulation, and digital platforms

William P. Rogerson, Howard Shelanski

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There is a growing concern over concentration and market power in a broad range of industrial sectors in the United States, particularly in markets served by digital platforms. At the same time, reports and studies around the world have called for increased competition enforcement against digital platforms, both by conventional antitrust authorities and through increased use of regulatory tools. This Article examines how, despite the challenges of implementing effective rules, regulatory approaches could help to address certain concerns about digital platforms by complementing traditional antitrust enforcement. We explain why introducing lighthanded, industry-specific regulation could increase competition and reduce barriers to entry in markets served by digital platforms while better preserving the benefits they bring to consumers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1911-1940
Number of pages30
JournalUniversity of Pennsylvania Law Review
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jun 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law


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