What to make of the decision by the European Commission alleging that Google has engaged in anticompetitive behavior? In this post, Julian Morris contrasts the European Commission’s (EC) approach to competition policy with US antitrust, briefly explores the history of smartphones and discusses the ruling.
In July 2018, European Union competition chief Margrethe Vestager hit Alphabet Inc.'s Google with a record antitrust fine of €4.34 billion ($5.06 billion). The EU's antitrust regulator claims that Google…
High-tech and network industries have a long history of evoking populist scrutiny. New technologies frequently disrupt incumbent, often less centralized, business models and interfere with existing relationships between sellers and consumers.
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Julian Morris joined ICLE as Executive Director in July 2018. Julian is responsible for ICLE’s substantive output, overseeing the creation by ICLE staff, affiliated academics, and scholars of research and analysis on a broad range of issues related to economic and legal policy.
Before joining ICLE, Julian was Vice President of Research at Reason Foundation. Prior to that he was Executive Director of International Policy Network, a London-based think tank which he co-founded. Before that, he ran the environment and technology program at the Institute of Economic Affairs. He has also been a visiting professor in the Department of International Studies at the University of Buckingham (UK).
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