EU and US economists differ on innovation and “hipster antitrust”

Pallavi Guniganti

08 February 2018

EU and US economists differ on innovation and “hipster antitrust”

L-R: Csorgo, Varma, Feinstein, Vita and Albaek, Freedom Film

While the US Federal Trade Commission’s top economist last week dismissed “hipster antitrust”, the deputy chief economist at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition suggested that enforcers can “stretch” antitrust to handle dominant technology companies.