Dan Richards
TUFTS UNIVERSITY. Professor and Department Chair, Department of Economics. Expertise is in industrial organization and merger analysis.

Is Big Bad? Evolving Anti-trust Concerns in the U.S. (VIDEO)

November 8, 2019
This conversation was recorded on August 1, 2019.

A primary concern raised when one firm dominates a market is that consumers will face higher prices and fewer choices. Yet the existence of big firms at the national level does not necessarily mean that there will be less competition at the local level. Some of

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Antitrust Policy in the Era of Technological Giants (VIDEO)

September 26, 2019
This conversation was recorded on August 1, 2019.

For firms such as Amazon, Google, and Facebook, the larger the number of people who use their product, the more valuable it becomes for people to use that product. This is one example of the forces at work in the modern, digitized economy that foster the rise of

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Big-Tech and the Resurgence of Antitrust

January 28, 2019

The Issue:

In recent years, a number of analysts have increasingly railed against large firms, particularly modern technological giants such as Amazon, Google, and Facebook — calling for such firms to be regulated like public utilities or perhaps broken up as was famously done with Standard Oil over a century ago

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