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Discussion Paper

Addictive Technology and its Implications for Antitrust Enforcement

Published: March 2021
This paper analyses the consequences of addictive technologies for the regulation of digital media. Among other things, the paper emphasizes that output, which is often used as a proxy for consumer welfare in antitrust, is not necessarily positively related to consumer wellbeing in social media markets on account of social media’s addictiveness.
Abstract and Citation

J. Niels Rosenquist, Fiona Scott Morton, and Samuel Weinstein. 2022. 100 North Carolina Law Review: 431.