The Economics of Big Tech

The dominance of Big Tech raises a series of concerns: Is their market power economically harmful? If so, what are the right policy remedies? Can big internet companies be taxed better? Should they be broken up, or should their conduct be constrained by public regulation?

In a five-part series, Martin Sandbu’s Free Lunch addresses these questions. Below you can read all the articles from the series as well as earlier pieces on the same topic.

Ownership rights and algorithmic accountability

Big Tech’s dominance has exacerbated a shift in incomes from labour to capital

Competition is not making the internet the best it can be

While rent extraction persists, at least capture it for the public good

Can Big Tech be restructured for the common good?

Don’t think the problem of multinationals’ profits is only about Big Tech

More from this Series

Europe’s strike for competitive markets

The case for regulating internet platforms goes far beyond market power

The public functions of digital platforms require public regulation