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Big Tech and the Digital Economy: The Moligopoly Scenario

Nicolas Petit


To date, world antitrust and regulatory agencies have invariably described large technology companies—such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, and Facebook—as dominant, bottleneck or gatekeeping companies comparable to the textbook monopolists of the early twentieth century. They have proceeded on this basis to discipline their business activities with unprecedented financial penalties and other regulatory obligations. This “techlash” is the subject of this book. Proceeding from the observation that big tech firms engage in both monopoly and oligopoly competition across digital markets, the b ... More

Keywords: technology companies, monopoly, bottleneck, gatekeeping, technology competition, digital economy, oligopoly, techlash, moligopoly competition, antitrust policy, competition policy, rivalry, market regulation, technology firms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198837701
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198837701.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicolas Petit, author
Professor of Competition Law, European University Institute