Governments are increasingly seeking to control the behaviour of technology and firms that are pushing the innovation frontier. What is this new wave of controlling tech aiming for? Can regulation and antitrust action increase the contestability of markets – and how? What are the costs and benefits of reducing the market power of Big Tech?
In this episode, Fredrik Erixon and Sam Bowman have a conversation about the new wave of digital regulation in the EU and the US.
Sam Bowman is the Director of Competition Policy at the International Center for Law and Economics, a think tank based in the United States and a prolific writer on matters of competition and technology. Before joining ICLE in 2020, he was a Principal at Fingleton, a London-based regulatory and competition advisory firm, where he advised corporate clients on competition and public policy issues and led industry reviews into Open Banking and open data in the energy market. Before that, he was Executive Director of the Adam Smith Institute.