Dear Readers,

This edition of the Antitrust Chronicle looks at the interaction between antitrust rules and labor markets.

Competition and labor rules are not obvious bedfellows. Labor regulation concerns, in its essence, collective bargaining with a view to enhance workers’ economic outcomes. By contrast, competition rules encourage rivalry with a view to enhancing consumer welfare through dynamic processes.

Despite this difference in their underlying principles, the application of competition rules can nonetheless have significant impacts on labor regulation, and vice versa. Therefore, many argue that they cannot be viewed in isolation.

This Chronicle brings together a set of contributions from authors around the world that discuss this interaction, in light of the specific rules (in both domains) that apply in their jurisdictions.

The OECD Competition Day, which takes place on February 26, 2020 in Paris, will feature a diuscussion on the topic of Labor Markets and will include panelists featured in this edition of the Anititrust Chronicle.

Lastly, please take the opportunity to visit the CPI website and listen to our selection of Chronicle articles in audio form from such esteemed authors as Maureen Ohlhausen, Herbert Hovenkamp, Richard Gilbert, Nicholas Banasevic, Randal Picker, Giorgio Monti, Alison Jones, and William Kovacic among others. This is a convenient way for our readers to keep up with our recent and past articles on the go, in the gym

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