Insights

Backseat Driver: Data Privacy, Your Car, and You

Without federal legislation around the ownership and privacy of data collected by sophisticated personal vehicles, the legal rules of the road about such data are unclear.

By Mark Drapeau

Go time: On the Doorstep of a Recession, Rural SMBs Find Success Using Multiple Selling Methods

On the doorstep of recession, U.S. rural small business sellers find success, resilience, and agility by using multiple sales methods, both online and offline.

By Hitha Herzog

Acquisitions, Neo-Brandeisian Antitrust, and Harming Innovation: The Unusual, Experimental Case of Meta, Within, and the FTC

A partisan move by FTC Commissioners seeks to block Meta from acquiring a small VR company. This move upends decades of antitrust standards and likely causes more harm than good.

By Liad Wagman

The Lorax in the Monkey House: Injecting Innovation and Competition into Platform Services Markets

State and local governments can supercharge market competition and innovation by better empowering alternative business models like worker cooperatives.

By Jonathan Askin

Should Big Tech Acquisitions Be Restricted?

Analysis of datasets on M&A and venture activity shows Big Tech's startup acquisitions don't reduce competition or dampen innovation.

By Liad Wagman

Should Platforms Be Banned from Selling in Their Own Markets?

New policies propose to ban platforms from selling in their own marketplaces but disregard the economic benefits of seller-operated marketplaces. 

By Liad Wagman

Should Antitrust Law Be Applied to Labor Markets?

DCI Competition Fellow Liad Wagman analyzes the application of antitrust rules to labor markets, in light of a new Democrat majority running the FTC.

By Liad Wagman

U.S. Hispanic-Owned Small Businesses Are At the Forefront of Economic Recovery From the COVID-19 Pandemic´┐╝

DCI Retail Fellow Hitha Herzog discusses hosting a panel discussion about small businesses using digital tools, featuring Hispanic SMB owners from across the country.

By Hitha Herzog

Reports of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated: New Research Shows That Small Businesses Still Thrive With Brick-and-Mortar Sales

While more and more small businesses adopt digital apps, stores, and platforms as selling methods, "old fashioned" brick-and-mortar sales are still alive and well.

By Hitha Herzog