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antitrust uses and misuses (in the age of Big Data)

antitrust uses and misuses (in the age of Big Data)

Talk I gave at the conference "Designing antitrust for the digital era" (Brasília, Brazil). TL;DR: antitrust agencies shouldn't go around imposing fines and breaking up companies just because "network effects" or "data as an essential facility". Public policy must be evidence-based. And the evidence suggests that network effects and access to personal data are not preventing competition.

Thiago Marzagão

August 01, 2019

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  4. about • data scientist at the Observatory of Public Spending

    • Ohio State University Ph.D. • researcher (thiagomarzagao.com/publications) • occasional professor of machine learning (thiagomarzagao.com/teaching) • amateur roboticist (github.com/thiagomarzagao/ev3py) • @tmarzagao, [email protected]