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Matt Buck

Reporter & Researcher

Matt is a reporter-researcher at the Open Markets Institute. He works on a range of issues and leads drafting of Open Markets’ biweekly newsletter, The Corner, reporting, analyzing, and commenting on antitrust and monopoly issues in the political economy. His work has appeared in the Washington Monthly online and The New York Times.

Before coming to Open Markets, Matt worked as a paralegal at the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, where he helped investigate criminal cartel activity. He has a B.A. magna cum laude in history and mathematics from Columbia University. You can follow him on Twitter at @MatthewJSBuck.


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Trump’s Big Tech Bluster

Date Published: March 6, 2019

Open Markets reporter Matthew Buck and Legal Director Sandeep Vaheesan publish an op-ed on The New York Times highlighting that while President Trump’s tweets criticize Facebook and Google, the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department is making life easier for potential monopolists in Silicon Valley.

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