Erik Hovenkamp

Erik Hovenkamp is an assistant professor at USC Gould School of Law. His primary research areas are antitrust; IP and innovation policy; law and economics; and industrial organization. His work has been published in a wide range of leading journals in both law and economics. Hovenkamp holds a PhD in economics and a JD, both from Northwestern University.

Big Tech ‘Self-Preferencing’ Bills May Hurt—Not Help— Antitrust Reform

A new paper from Erik Hovenkamp outlines pitfalls contained in newly proposed antitrust reform legislation that targets Big Tech companies. He proposes remedies and...

Tech Platforms and the Antitrust Duty to Deal

Why is there a widespread view that existing American antitrust law is ill-equipped to address dominant platforms that exclude or discriminate against rivals? How...

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