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 […]

Regional Competition Center for Latin America presents Guidelines on quantitative techniques for competition analysis

Dec 13, 2012 Regional Competition Center for Latin America Presents: Guidelines on quantitative techniques for competition analysis – Prepared by the CRCAL* *David Card, Class of 1950 Professor of Economics, University of California at Berkeley; Kostis Hatzitaskos, Senior Manager, Cornerstone Research; Vandy Howell, Vice President, Cornerstone Research; and Brad Howells, Associate, Cornerstone Research. With newly […]

H3G/Orange Austria – Mobile consolidation and regulatory reaction

Antonio Bavasso, Dominic Long, Dec 20, 2012 In this moth’s Europe column, Antonio Bavasso and Dominic Long (Allen & Overy LLP) discuss the EU Commission’s landmark clearance of the Orange Austria acquisition by H3G. The much-awaited decision came down last week, reaffirming the EC’s traditional approach to merger control with a central focus on short […]

The new trend of network distribution and a reconsideration of copyright protection

Dec 18, 2012 CPI Asia Column edited by Vanessa Yanhua Zhang (Global Economics Group) presents: The new trend of network distribution and a reconsideration of copyright protection by Jason Si (Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, IP Institute Doctoral Candidate, Director of Tencent Legal Department)   Abstract: In recent years, the market for digital content […]

Market Definition and Merger Analysis for Multi-Sided Platforms

David Evans, Richard Schmalensee, Nov 13, 2012 This paper provides a brief progress report on market definition and the analysis of mergers for multi-sided platforms. It provides an update to an earlier article on multi-sided platform market definition. (For an overview of multi-sided platforms including the antitrust analysis of these platforms see Platform Economics.)

A 2012 progress report on The Antitrust Analysis of Multi-Sided Platforms

A 2012 progress report on The Antitrust Analysis of Multi-Sided Platforms

David Evans, Richard Schmalensee, Nov 13, 2012 Adapted from the Introduction and Conclusions to The Antitrust Analysis of Multi-Sided Platforms by David S. Evans and Richard Schmalensee, which is forthcoming in Roger Blair and Daniel Sokol, eds., Oxford Handbook on International Antitrust Economics, Oxford University Press. Since the birth of the multi-sided platform literature, three […]

Libor, Screening & Reform

Rosa Abrantes-Metz, Jan 10, 2013 CPI Cartel Column edited by Rosa Abrantes-Metz (NYU Stern School of Business) Introduction by Rosa Abrantes-Metz Earlier last month I had the pleasure and the honor of presenting my work on Libor, Screens and Reform at the European Commission – I would like to share my presentation with you.  

Seven Principles for Reforming Financial Benchmarks

Rosa Abrantes-Metz, David Evans, Mar 05, 2013 (Click here for a PDF version of the article.) A number of regulators have been looking at how to dig financial markets out of the Libor mess. There isn’t much disagreement that bank-run benchmarks based on made-up numbers that can be readily manipulated have to be very significantly […]

“From Collusion to Competition” – Sixth Issue

Mar 01, 2013 CPI Cartel Column edited by Rosa Abrantes-Metz (NYU Stern School of Business)   Introduction by Rosa Abrantes-Metz Welcome to the February issue of “From Collusion to Competition.” This month’s column is dedicated to Romania. We have the privilege of having two excellent articles, the first by Dr. Bogdan Chiritoiu, President of 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 […]