Giovanna Massarotto

Giovanna Massarotto is an Academic Fellow at the Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition (CTIC) at the University of Pennsylvania and an affiliate of the University College London’s Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT). Massarotto’s scholarship focuses on how technology affects society and the intersection of law, economics, and computer science. She is an active scholar and author of Antitrust Settlements: How a Simple Agreement Can Drive the Economy, published by Wolters Kluwer and co-author and editor of two forthcoming books with Cambridge University Press on antitrust and regulatory policies in the digital economy. She has published multiple articles that investigate antitrust and regulatory issues related to digital markets, blockchain, AI and software, and is invited regularly to present her work internationally. Massarotto teaches European and Global Competition Policy and Antitrust Regulation of Digital Platforms at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. She attained her PhD at Bocconi University in Milan.

Driving Innovation with Antitrust

Giovanna Massarotto writes that antitrust actions against major technology companies like AT&T, IBM, and Microsoft over the past century, though imperfect, have positively impacted innovation and competition in the computer industry by restricting anticompetitive behavior while allowing breakthrough technologies to flourish through carefully crafted remedies. This stands in contrast with Europe, which has seen less homegrown innovation from its technology companies.

Antitrust Needs To Draw on Computer Science To Detect Algorithmic Collusion

In new research, Giovanna Massarotto explains how collusion manifests differently in the digital economy. She argues that antitrust regulators, scholars, and courts need to incorporate lessons from computer science to update how they monitor markets and identify algorithmic collusion.

Can Computational Tools Revitalize Antitrust Enforcement?

Companies increasingly use sophisticated computational tools to compete, particularly in digital markets. Giovanna Massarotto outlines how antitrust agencies must similarly modernize and adopt advanced technologies to address complex antitrust enforcement challenges effectively and remain relevant.

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