Economics Explained

Antitrust with Danielle Wood from the Grattan Institute

Episode Summary

The massive market power of the big tech companies, such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon, has prompted a renewed interest in antitrust laws. To help us understand antitrust, we’ve invited Danielle Wood from the Grattan Institute on to Economics Explained. The Grattan Institute is a leading Australian public policy think tank based in Melbourne.

Episode Notes

The massive market power of the big tech companies, such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon, has prompted a renewed interest in antitrust laws. To help us understand antitrust, we’ve invited Danielle Wood from the Grattan Institute on to Economics Explained. The Grattan Institute is a leading Australian public policy think tank based in Melbourne. 

Danielle is Budget Policy and Institutional Reform Program Director at Grattan. Later this year, she will take up the CEO position at the Institute. Danielle is well qualified to talk about antitrust, having once worked as Principal Economist and Mergers Director at the ACCC, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Check out Danielle’s 2019 Inside Story article The hipster trustbusters.

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The episode was recorded via Zoom video conferencing on the 10th of February 2020.