OP-ED: Is It Better to Address the Apple-Google App Store Duopoly Through Antitrust or Regulation? - International Center for Law & Economics

OP-ED: Is It Better to Address the Apple-Google App Store Duopoly Through Antitrust or Regulation?

Promarket – ICLE Academic Affiliate Giuseppe Colangelo co-authored an op-ed in Promarket with Oscar Borgogno of the Bank of Italy about recent antitrust investigations and private litigation against the Google and Apple app stores. The full piece is available here.

The antitrust debate on app store practices is all over the news almost every day. Last month, the Paris Commercial Court fined Google for abusive dealings with developers, while the Dutch competition authority issued a tenth weekly penalty payment against Apple for failing to comply with its decision to allow dating apps on its App Store to use non-Apple methods of payment. Yet, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will soon rule in Epic’s appeal over the Californian District Court ruling in its case against Apple.