Exformation – Killer Acquisitions and Big Tech

In this week’s episode of Exformation, Will and Caden discuss President Biden’s recent executive order on competition and the research on killer acquisitions that have informed the Administration’s approach to tech companies. While policymakers at all levels of government should be concerned about impediments to innovation, a drastic overhaul of antitrust laws isn’t currently needed.


  • President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy, July 9, 2021 [Link]
  • Cunningham, Colleen and Ederer, Florian and Ma, Song, Killer Acquisitions (April 19, 2020). Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 129, No. 3, pp. 649–702, March 2021, [Link]
  • Research by Will Rinehart, discussed in this episode, is forthcoming.
CGO scholars and fellows frequently comment on a variety of topics for the popular press. The views expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Center for Growth and Opportunity or the views of Utah State University.