Yale School of Management

Thurman Arnold Project at Yale

Student Projects

2020-2021

Competition Policy Modules [Interim]*

The challenge taken on by TAP students in the 2020–21 school year was to write a series of modules to identify settings where competition is weak or absent and propose policy solutions. The students divided into teams to cover 3 areas: agriculture, finance, and labor. They spoke with researchers and used public information to make arguments about anticompetitive behavior and harm in each sector. Below are the three modules that resulted.

Agriculture Module

Finance Module

Labor Module

*The students will publish longer versions at the end of the academic year.

2019-2020

Digital Platform Theories of Harm

The challenge taken on by TAP students in the 2019–20 school year was to write a series of digital platform theories of harm. The students divided into teams to cover 4 platforms and 5 theories. They used public information to make arguments about anticompetitive behavior and harm in each setting. Below are the five papers that resulted. The students presented their findings to staff and Commissioners at the Federal Trade Commission in May 2020.

Paper #1: Amazon

Paper #2: Apple

Paper #3: Facebook

Paper #4: Google Ad Tech

Paper #5: Google Mobile