Gene Kimmelman

Gene Kimmelman is a fellow at Yale’s Thurman Arnold Project. Previously, he was Deputy Associate Attorney General. He served as the president and CEO of Public Knowledge, the director of the Internet Freedom and Human Rights project at the New America Foundation, and as chief counsel for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, he served as vice president for federal and international affairs at Consumers Union. He has also served as chief counsel and staff director for the Antitrust Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee and legislative director for the Consumer Federation of America. He began his career as a consumer advocate and staff attorney for Public Citizen’s Congress Watch.

What We Learn About the Behavioral Economics of Defaults From the Google Search Monopolization Case

At the heart of the United States Google Search case is the monopolizing effect of Google securing for its own search offering the status of default search engine on a web browser, such as Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. The authors review the behavioral economics and empirical evidence of this effect and suggest several conduct and structural remedies to open up the search market to competition.

Fighting New Antitrust Rules Is a Bad Move for Big Tech

With new limits on platforms taking effect in the EU and U.S. politicians showing greater willingness to defy tech titans, companies would do better...

The Challenges to (Re)forming a Platform Economy for the People

Measured antitrust enforcement and a more comprehensive regulatory regime can ensure that we continue to benefit from digital markets. In attempting to increase competitiveness,...

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