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A Quantitative Evaluation:

The Economic Costs of Regulation of Online Platforms and Marketplaces

Online platforms and marketplaces are services that bring consumers and producers together via the internet by providing consumers direct and instantaneous access to an extensive array of global goods and services and by enabling producers to reach consumers largely untethered by size and geographic reach. The popularity of online platforms and marketplaces attests to the societal benefits these services offer to consumers and producers alike. However, some US lawmakers and competition authorities believe that the growth of these platforms is a threat to competition.

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Competitive Dynamics of Online and Brick-and-Mortar Retail Prices

Prices charged by brick-and-mortar retail channels tend to correspond closely to those charged online – good news for consumers, who benefit from a competitive retail landscape through lower pric...

Fireside Chat with Hal Varian on Antitrust Bills

A recent fireside chat with Google’s Chief Economist Hal Varian featured discussion on the flawed reasoning behind proposed tech regulations in antitrust bills like S. 2992, H.R. 3825, and H.R. 3...

Radical Proposals to Overhaul Antitrust Laws Would Cost Public Sector Workers in Pension Benefits

Radical proposals to overhaul antitrust law, such as pending bills S. 2992 and H.R. 3816, would cost 27.9 million teachers, fire fighters, and nurses almost $4,000 per person in lost retirement b...

The Economic Costs of Regulation of Online Platforms and Marketplaces

Online platforms and marketplaces are services that bring consumers and producers together via the internet by providing consumers direct and instantaneous access to an extensive array of global go...

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The Cost of Tech Regulatory Bills to State and Local Pension Plans – State By State Aggregates

Tech regulatory bills like S. 2992 and H.R. 3816 would increase operating costs for regulated U.S. companies, reducing their market value and harming their shareholders. State and local government ...