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#84 What’s the Fix? Understanding the Antitrust Cases Against Platforms and Desired Remedies

Description:

Digital platforms are under immense public scrutiny, in the United States and elsewhere, leading to investigations and cases likely to be filed.  But how to understand the complex antitrust analysis relevant to platforms including the measurement of power and relevant markets?  And if an antitrust case is made against platforms, what’s the fix?  Prof. Herbert Hovenkamp, a leading scholar, joins Anora Wang and Christina Ma to discuss the U.S. congressional investigation of platforms as reported in October 2020 and considerations that should go in the design of antitrust remedies involving platforms.

Guests:

Herbert Hovenkamp, James G. Dinan University Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Wharton School

Related Links:

U.S. House Report on Competition in Digital Markets (October 2020): https://judiciary.house.gov/uploadedfiles/competition_in_digital_markets.pdf

Herbert Hovenkamp, Antitrust and Platform Monopoly:
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3639142

Hosted by:
Anora Wang, Winston & Strawn LLP and Christina Ma, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Link to Our Curious Amalgam’s website episode page:https://podcast.ourcuriousamalgam.com/episode/84-whats-the-fix-understanding-antitrust-cases-against-platforms-desired-remedies/