FTC Hearing #3 GMU Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century #FTC-2018-0088-D-0009

Submission Number:
FTC-2018-0088-D-0009
Commenter:
Tyler Phelps
Organization:
Global Antitrust Institute
State:
Virginia
Initiative Name:
FTC Hearing #3 GMU Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century
In this Comment, we discuss the economic analysis of platforms including both academic consensus and disputes, as relevant to the Supreme Courts decision in Ohio et al. v. American Express (Amex), in assessing whether a platforms conduct tends to create or maintain monopoly power; the Amex Courts economically sound approach to competitive effects analyses of transaction platforms; and finally, the applicability of Amexs integrated approach to non-transaction platforms.