Yale School of Management

Thurman Arnold Project at Yale

Digital Platforms and Antitrust

TAP@Yale seeks to improve our understanding of how digital platforms—and the different economic models that sustain them—impact  both the nature of economic competition and the benefits accruing to consumers in price terms, but also in variety and quality of content, and in innovation. This understanding will help us develop new analysis that can lead to effective antitrust enforcement that protects consumers and content providers in these markets, and also to advance the thinking on regulatory solutions that would lay the foundations for competitive markets and also monitor conduct to sustain competition.

Stigler Report

A committee of scholars chaired by Fiona Scott Morton issued a report in May 2019 outlining consumer harms caused by the market power of digital platforms like Google and Facebook, and proposing updated antitrust enforcement and regulation to address them.

Read the committee’s report

Research Supporting Antitrust Enforcement of Digital Platforms