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Big Tech mergers increasingly require regulatory authorities with enhanced toolboxes. To ensure genuine competition in the digital marketplace, novel theories of harm will need to be elaborated and applied. This column provides guidance on these issues, arguing that to properly investigate Big Tech mergers, competition law will need to restructure the standards and burden of proof.

So says the paper "How to deal with Big Tech mergers" by Massimo Motta (ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE) and Martin Peitz (University of Mannheim), featured this month by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) on their policy portal, VoxEU.

Professor Motta is the Scientific Director of the Barcelona GSE Master's Program in Competition and Market Regulation. Professor Peitz is an instructor in the Barcelona GSE Digital Economy Summer School and Professional Course on Competition in Digital Markets.

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