Dina Srinivasan researches tech markets, antitrust, and competition policy. She is a Fellow with the Thurman Arnold Project at Yale University. Ms. Srinivasan is the author of “Why Google Dominates Advertising Markets“, academic research that explains how Google monopolizes electronically traded ad markets by engaging in conduct that lawmakers normally prohibit (e.g., conduct analogous to insider trading and front running). She is also the author of “The Antitrust Case Against Facebook”, which explains the correlation between privacy and antitrust economics and how lawmakers can enforce antitrust laws against the firm. Her research has shaped U.S. public enforcement of antitrust laws against both companies. She’s been profiled by The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and her research and commentary on tech markets and antitrust have been covered or cited by U.S. Congress, and media publications domestically and globally.
Previously, Ms. Srinivasan was a technology entrepreneur and executive. She founded Effidia, an advertising technology company whose advertising technology was acquired by a division of WPP, Kantar Media SRDS. She then spent about four years as an executive with WPP, the world’s largest advertising holding company. Ms. Srinivasan holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, where she studied law & economics and was an Olin Fellow with the Kauffman Program in Law, Economics and Entrepreneurship. She lives in Northern California with her husband and their four children.
Google, Antitrust, and Competition Policy
- Why Google Dominates Advertising Markets: Competition Policy Should Lean on Financial Market Regulation, 24 STAN. TECH L. REV. 55 (2020)
Facebook, Antitrust, and Surveillance
- The Antitrust Case Against Facebook: A Monopolist’s Journey Towards Pervasive Surveillance in Spite of Consumers’ Preference for Privacy, 16 Berk. Bus. L. J. 39 (February 2019)
- Congress refers to research and calls on the Federal Trade Commission to open an antitrust investigation of Facebook, March 19, 2019
- Why Privacy is an Antitrust Issue, The New York Times, May 28, 2019, op-ed
- How Digital Advertising Markets Really Work, The American Prospect, June 24, 2019
- She Argued Facebook is a Monopoly. To Her Surprise, People Listened, The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 10, 2019
Macro Thoughts on Tech Competition Policy
- Statement to U.S. Congress, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, Online Platforms and Market Power, Hearing on The Role of Data and Privacy in Competition, Part 3, Friday, October 18, 2019