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Dina Srinivasan

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

Facebook, Antitrust, and Surveillance

  • Congress refers to research and calls on the Federal Trade Commission to open an antitrust investigation of Facebook, March 19, 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