Shaping the ICN’s Next Years

Mar 26, 2013 CPI ICN Column edited by Maria Coppola (U.S. Federal Trade Commission) Shaping the ICN’s Next Years by Andreas Mundt (ICN, Bundeskartellamt) (Click here for a PDF version of the article.)   ICN Vice Char Andreas Mundt writes this month’s ICN column, sharing his experience working with ICN leadership to address new issues […]

Climbing Mount Everest with the ICN Unilateral Conduct Working Group

Cynthia Lewis Lagdameo, Nov 27, 2012 CPI ICN Column edited by Maria Coppola (U.S. Federal Trade Commission)   Unilateral conduct has long been touted as the most difficult and controversial area of antitrust law. Some have described taking on convergence in unilateral conduct as attempting “the Mount Everest of antitrust.”1 In 2006 the ICN was […]

Engaging economists in the ICN: Uniting under a common language

Martin Mandorff, Jan 10, 2013 CPI ICN Column edited by Maria Coppola (U.S. Federal Trade Commission) The enforcement of unilateral conduct law is arguably the most challenging task of antitrust. Nowhere do the controversies run as deep as when determining whether a certain type of unilateral conduct is pro- or anticompetitive. Add to this the […]

The OECD/ICN Joint Survey on International Enforcement Cooperation: A Ground-Breaking Initiative

Feb 26, 2013 CPI ICN Column edited by Maria Coppola (U.S. Federal Trade Commission) The OECD/ICN Joint Survey on International Enforcement Cooperation: A Ground-Breaking Initiative by Philip Collins (Office of Fair Trading, OECD Competition Committee) (Click here for a PDF version of the article.)   The last 20 years have seen a marked increase in […]

New Year, New Project: Turning the Focus to Competition Policy for 2013

Eduardo Perez-Motta, Jan 29, 2013 CPI ICN Column edited by Maria Coppola (U.S. Federal Trade Commission) New Year, New Project: Turning the Focus to Competition Policy for 2013 by Eduardo Pérez Motta (Mexican Federal Competition Commission) (Click here for a PDF version of the article.)   This month the ICN launched a new project to […]

ICN Column

The ICN’s 2015 Guidance Work Explained –  Paul O’Brien (US Federal Trade Commission) Online Vertical Restraints – an International Competition Network Special Project Report –  Ingrid Zappia Consideration of Public Interest Factors in Antitrust Merger Control –  Dave Poddar & Gemma Stooke ‘Learning from each other’s experiences’ – a review of the ICN Merger Workshop on cross-border cooperation – Alex […]

ICN CWG: Past achievements and future challenges – European Commission’s perspective

Dec 10, 2012 CPI ICN Column edited by Maria Coppola (U.S. Federal Trade Commission) presents: ICN CWG: Past achievements and future challenges – European Commission’s perspective by Eric Van Ginderachter (European Commission) Over the last decade, the fight against cartels was amongst the priorities of many competition enforcers, and we have witnessed the flourishing of […]

The ICN in 2012: 12 Reasons to Pay Attention

Paul O’Brien, Aug 02, 2012 After nearly 12 years, the International Competition Network has made its mark as a key player in reforming competition enforcement and policy. In that time, the ICN produced an impressive range of consensus work in virtually every aspect of global competition, and its recommendations proved vital to legal and policy […]

Interchange Fees: Optimal Regulation

Panelists analyze various theories on interchange, focusing in particular on the tourist test. Thibaud Vergé notes that the tourist test doesn’t work well in all circumstances, but cost-based merchant interchange fees aren’t necessarily the right approach either. Emilio Calvano produces the punch line that while simple is good, unfortunately, there is neither a simple rule […]