25 November 2021

The market power of the "Big Tech" companies - such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft - is worrying citizens, commentators, regulators, and legislators all over the world. These companies have taken over dozens of other firms and allegedly engaged in anti-competitive practices of various sorts. We shall discuss why market forces alone are insufficient to restrain them, why competition agencies have found it difficult to investigate and discipline them, and what initiatives are being undertaken in different jurisdictions to deal with this issue.


Massimo Motta
Massimo Motta | Lecturer
Research Professor at ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra and at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. In 2013-2016, he served as Chief Competition Economist of the European Commission. He founded the GSE's Competition and Market Regulation Program and is Scientific Director of this Master. He received his PhD from Université Catholique de Louvain. His work, widely cited and influential, has been published in the leading international economic journals. His book on Competition Policy: Theory and Practice is the standard international reference on the economics of antitrust.
Mikhail Drugov
Михаил Другов - лектор Received PhD at University of Toulouse 1 French Republic. He is SAFMAR Full Professor, Deputy Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs.