Law

Ex-post and ex-ante rules

By: Kevin Coates (21st Century Competition) The competition rules are commonly referred to as an ex-post instrument; regulation is frequently referred to as ex-ante. The...
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“Doubt is Their Product”: The Difference Between Research and Academic Lobbying

By Tommaso Valletti (ProMarket) Research on market power, its causes, and its consequences has received a welcome revival in the past few years. A group of...
Trump Backs Proposed TikTok Deal With Oracle, Walmart

A Law & Economics Perspective on Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Ben Sperry & Christian Stout (Truth on the Market) With the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, many have already noted her impact on the...
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It’s Official: The Draft Bill GWB10

By Rupprecht Podszun, D'Kart Today, the German Federal Ministry of Economics officially published the draft bill on the new competition law. For months we have...
Google

AMP It Up: As Its Antitrust Critics Grow Louder, Google Dials...

By: Alex Petros (Public Knowledge) Full disclosure: this blog post was not written with just the best prose and policy prescriptions in mind. There was...
EU

EU Merger Control Reform – What To Expect in 2021 and...

By: Jay Modrall (Informa Connect) The European Union (EU) has embarked on the most extensive antitrust reform program in its history. The European Commission (Commission)...
Online

The Challenges to (Re)forming a Platform Economy for the People

By: Ariel Ezrachi & Gene Kimmelman (ProMarket) After years of timid enforcement against powerful online platforms, and silence from Congress, we are witnessing the awakening of antitrust...
Merger

Restoring Competition in the United States

By: Bill Baer, Jonathan B. Baker, Michael Kades, Fiona M. Scott Morton, Nancy L. Rose, Carl Shapiro & Tim Wu (ProMarket) Excessive market power plagues the...
Law

Why the Federal Government’s Antitrust Case Against Google Should—and Likely Will—Fail

By: Thom Lambert (Truth on the Market) On October 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and eleven states with Republican attorneys general sued Google for...
Big Tech

How to deal with Big Tech mergers

Massimo Motta, Martin Peitz; Vox EU Big Tech companies frequently acquire other firms, many of them start-ups.  In a recent prominent report, Furman et al. (2019)...

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