Publications

There’s an old conservative playbook behind Donald Trump’s threat to regulate Google

Author(s): 
Henry Farrell
Publication Date: 
September 4, 2018
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Nicole Hemmer is an assistant professor in presidential studies at the University of Virginia. Her book, Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics, examines the history of conservative anger at mainstream media. I asked her about the history of President Trump’s recent feud with Google.

Online labor markets may look competitive. They aren’t.

Author(s): 
Henry Farrell
Publication Date: 
August 2, 2018
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

People often think that online markets are far more efficient and competitive than traditional ones. This may not be so. In a new National Bureau of Economic Research paper, Arindrajit Dube, Jeff Jacobs, Suresh Naidu and Siddharth Suri find that a highly important online labor market is characterized by power relations so that workers lose out, and the people and organizations who hire them enjoy market power. I asked Suresh Naidu what this research means.

Europe has just hit Google with a record $5 billion fine. Expect fireworks.

Author(s): 
Henry Farrell
Publication Date: 
July 18, 2018
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

The European Commission, which administers antitrust policy in the European Union, has just hit Google with a record fine of 4.34 billion euros ($5 billion U.S.). This fine is intended to punish Google for the way in which it has structured the market for its operating system. Here’s what you need to know.

The massive fine is for “tying” the operating system to specific applications.

The Inconsequential Choice-Of-Law Question Posed By Jesner V. Arab Bank

Author(s): 
Beth Van Schaack
Publication Date: 
June 16, 2018
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

Abstract

In Jesner v. Arab Bank, the United States (U.S.) Supreme Court has taken up the question of whether victims of human rights abuses can sue corporations and other legal entities for violations of the law of nations under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS).

Download available at ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law. 

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