The Global Dominance of European Competition Law Over American Antitrust Law

Posted by Social Science Research Network The Global Dominance of European Competition Law Over American Antitrust Law By Anu Bradford (Columbia University), Adam S. Chilton (University of Chicago), Katerina Linos (University of California) & Alex Weaver (Linklaters The world’s biggest consumer markets — the European Union and the United States — have adopted different approaches […]

Tech Dominance and the Policeman at the Elbow

By Tim Wu (Columbia University) One school of thought takes much of law and the legal system as essentially irrelevant to the process of technological evolution. This view takes as axiomatic that the rate technological change is always accelerating, that any firm or institution dependent on a given technology is therefore doomed to a rapid […]

The Case for Investigating Facebook

By David N. Cicilline A year ago, the world learned that Facebook allowed a political consulting company called Cambridge Analytica to exploit the personal information of up to 87 million users, to obtain data that would help the company’s clients “fight a culture war” in America. Since then, a torrent of reports has revealed that […]

Is a Margin Squeeze an Antitrust or a Regulatory Violation?

By Alberto Heimler (Government of the Italian Republic, National School of Administration) Margin squeezes can be evaluated under a predation or a refusal-to-deal standard. Both Carlton and Sidak argue in favor of using the predation standard. However, should the conditions for an abusive refusal to deal be satisfied, then margin squeezes should be prohibited even […]

Warren’s Populist Puritanism – Andy Kessler – WSJ

By Andy Kessler H.L. Mencken defined puritanism as the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. Remember that amid the deluge of demands to break up Facebook , Google, Amazon and Apple . Columbia law professor Tim Wu insists that bigness is bad. “We’ve let Facebook have their ride, they’ve made their money and […]

Addressing Spotify’s claims

We believe that technology achieves its true potential when we infuse it with human creativity and ingenuity. From our earliest days, we’ve built our devices, software and services to help artists, musicians, creators and visionaries do what they do best. Sixteen years ago, we launched the iTunes Store with the idea that there should be […]

Competition Law Gone Global: Introducing the Comparative Competition Law and Enforcement Datasets

Posted by Social Science Research Network Competition Law Gone Global: Introducing the Comparative Competition Law and Enforcement Datasets By Anu Bradford & Nathaniel Sokol (Columbia University),  Adam S. Chilton (University of Chicago) & Chris Megaw (WilmerHale LLC) Competition law has proliferated around the world. Due to data limitations, however, there is little systematic information about […]

Antitrust Returns to American Politics

Posted by New York Times Antitrust Returns to American Politics By Tim Wu Senator Elizabeth Warren’s announcement on Friday of a plan to break up major tech monopolies like Facebook and Google was critically important — not just as a policy proposal, but also as a sign of the return of antitrust to politics. In […]

Two-Sided Red Herrings: Q&A with Richard Schmalensee

Posted by Project Disco Two-Sided Red Herrings: Q&A with Richard Schmalensee Professor Richard Schmalensee served as the John C Head III Dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management from 1998 through 2007. He was a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1989 through 1991 and served for 12 years as Director […]

NCAA Antitrust Ruling Is Inadequate to Fix Athlete Pay Problem

Posted by Bloomberg NCAA Antitrust Ruling Is Inadequate to Fix Athlete Pay Problem By Joe Nocera There isn’t a jurist in the U.S. who knows more about the National Collegiate Athletic Association than Claudia Wilken, the senior district judge for the Northern District of California. Let me rephrase that: There are precious few people in […]

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