Whether antitrust enforcement against Big Tech is sufficient has been a hot topic in the antitrust world and on Capitol Hill. In this episode, Hal Varian, an industrial organization and information economics scholar and the Chief Economist at Google, speaks with John Roberti and Sergei Zaslavsky about popular attitudes toward Big Tech, the evidence that populist critics of Big Tech may be overlooking, and what historical trends can tell us about the current state of competition in the tech sector. Listen to this episode for a discussion of Big Tech that touches on everything from entry conditions to data portability to coffee in government meetings.
Hal Varian // Chief Economist // Google
List of Alphabet acquisitions
Data Transfer Project
John Roberti, Partner, Allen & Overy and Sergei Zaslavsky, Counsel, O’Melveny & Myers