EU Antitrust vs. Google

Istituto Bruno Leoni, 20 January 2016

The extent of market power enjoyed by Google is a debatable question. The antitrust literature emphasises the importance of error costs in making judgements about the appropriateness of regulatory intervention. Regulators should find compelling and consistent evidence of anti-competitive harm before intervening in a market, as the costs of wrongful action can be very high. In this perspective, one can compare the US approach with the EU one, regarding Google services and anti-competitive practices.

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