Tim Wu

Tim Wu is the Julius Silver Professor of Law, Science and Technology at Columbia Law School. He is the author of the books The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside our Heads, and The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age.

Tim Wu Responds to Letter by Former Agency Chief Economists

Former special assistant to the president for technology and competition policy Tim Wu responds to the November 27 letter signed by former chief economists at the Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department Antitrust Division calling for a separation of the legal and economic analysis in the draft Merger Guidelines.

There Is No Antitrust Exception To Rules Of Statutory Interpretation

Tim Wu responds to a recent ProMarket post by Herbert Hovenkamp which argues for the dismissal of the Supreme Court’s 1962 Brown Shoe decision. Wu says that the Court’s duty is to obey and interpret the intentions of laws set by Congress, and cases cannot be dismissed because they don’t align with a particular policy perspective.

The Consumer Welfare Standard is Too Tainted

The Stigler Center’s 2023 Antitrust and Competition conference seeks to answer the question: what lays beyond the consumer welfare standard? In advance of the discussions, ProMarket is publishing a...

Why Both Liberals and Conservatives Are Completely Wrong About Section 230

Abolishing Section 230 would not address disinformation and propaganda on social media nor charges of anti-conservative censorship. But its repeal would probably hurt startups...

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