Monti on the Digital Markets Act

Giorgio Monti (Tilburg Law and Economics Center) has posted “The Digital Markets Act – Institutional Design and Suggestions for Improvement” on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

The Digital Markets Act (DMA) is a major policy initiative to regulate platform gatekeepers in a more systematic manner than under competition law. This paper reflects on the institutional setup in the Commission proposal. While the DMA is well-designed, this paper recommends improvement in the following aspects: (i) matching the DMA’s objectives with obligations imposed on gatekeepers; (ii) facilitating co-regulation; (iii) streamlining the enforcement pyramid; (iv) emphasising the role of private enforcement; (iv) clarifying the role of competition law.