Dirk Auer on the DMA

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RealClearMarkets – ICLE Director of Competition Policy Dirk Auer was cited in an op-ed at RealClearMarkets by David McGarry of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance about the European Union’s Digital Markets Act. You can read full piece here.

Moreover, despite the agitation of pro-DMA technocrats, self-preferencing often benefits large platforms’ small competitors. “Platforms that preference their own products frequently end up increasing the total market’s value by growing the share of users of a particular product,” writes Dirk Auer, director of competition policy at the International Center for Law & Economics. “Those that preference inferior products end up hurting their attractiveness to users of their ‘core’ product, exposing themselves to competition from rivals.”