Randy Picker

Randy C. Picker is the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School.

Structural Separation and Self-Preferencing: What are the Right Lessons of History?

IBM’s entry into the PC market can teach us a lot about the risks involved with the sort of structural separations recommended this week...

The House’s Big Tech Hearing: Break Ups Large and Small?

Last week’s epic House hearing on online platforms raised many issues, chief among which was the question who gets to operate at scale. Last week’s...

At the Heart of the European Commission’s Investigations of Apple Is a Basic Question: How Should Apple Make Money?

Just like Spotify, Apple has amassed an installed base of users. Spotify sells its users to advertisers while Apple sells its users to app...

The European Commission Picks a Fight with Google Android over Business Models

UChicago Law’s Randy Picker puzzles over the rationale behind last week’s multibillion-euro fine on Google by the European Commission. While the decision makes a...

With Amex Ruling, Modern IO Theory Makes Important Inroads with SCOTUS

SCOTUS Forum. In this second post in our roundtable of op-eds on the Supreme Court’s June 25 Amex decision, UChicago’s Randy Picker looks at...

AT&T Shellacs the Government in Time Warner Merger Case

Professor Randy Picker of the University of Chicago Law School offers an early take on yesterday’s AT&T-Time Warner decision.     The US government got its clock...

Platforms and Adjacent Market Competition: A Look at Recent History

Chapter 7 of our Digital Platforms and Concentration conference ebook looks at some critical junctures in the history of competition between Big Tech companies...

Latest news