Shaping Competition Policy in the Era of Digitization – Access to Data

Posted by Social Science Research Network Shaping Competition Policy in the Era of Digitization – Access to Data By Sebastian Louven (University of Oldenburg) Data have become an essential basis for economic growth in the European Union. The digital industry itself has brought with it new developments, but traditional industries are also increasingly being digitized. […]

Common Ownership: Solutions in Search of a Problem

Posted by Social Science Research Network Common Ownership: Solutions in Search of a Problem By Keith Klovers (FTC) & Douglas H. Ginsburg (US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit) Some scholars have argued that common ownership, which refers to an investor’s simultaneous ownership of small stockholdings in several competing companies, is anticompetitive […]

Be Afraid of Economic ‘Bigness.’ Be Very Afraid.

Posted by New York Times Be Afraid of Economic ‘Bigness.’ Be Very Afraid. By Tim Wu In the aftermath of the Second World War, an urgent question presented itself: How can we prevent the rise of fascism from happening again? If over the years that question became one of mostly historical interest, it has again become […]

Antitrust by Design – The Prohibition of Anti-Competitive Coordination and the Consensus Mechanism of the Blockchain

Posted by Social Science Research Network Antitrust by Design – The Prohibition of Anti-Competitive Coordination and the Consensus Mechanism of the Blockchain By Sebastian Louven & David Saive (University of Oldenburg) Is the blockchain technology with its technical coordination mechanisms also posing new challenges to antitrust dogma? Are conventional principles transferable to platforms or do […]

Google Search (Shopping) as a Precedent for Disintermediation in Other Sectors – The Example of Google for Jobs

Posted by Social Science Research Network Google Search (Shopping) as a Precedent for Disintermediation in Other Sectors – The Example of Google for Jobs By Thomas Hoppner, Felicitas Schaper & Philipp Westerhoff (Hausfeld RA LLP) With its Google Search (Shopping) decision of 27 June 2017 the European Commission set the legal framework for the assessment […]

Essential Principles for the Design of Antitrust Analysis for Multisided Platforms

Posted by Social Science Research Network Essential Principles for the Design of Antitrust Analysis for Multisided Platforms By David S. Evans (Global Economics Group) This paper presents some basic principles for conducting the antitrust analysis of multi-sided platforms in light of the economic learning that courts could adapt to the particulars of their jurisdictions and […]

Google Search (Shopping) as a Precedent for Other Sectors – the Example of Google for Jobs

Posted by Social Science Research Network Google Search (Shopping) as a Precedent for Other Sectors – the Example of Google for Jobs By Thomas Hoppner, Felicitas Schaper & Philipp Westerhoff (Hausfeld RA LLP) With its Google Search (Shopping) decision of 27 June 2017 the European Commission set the legal framework for the assessment of any […]

BRICS and the Global Competition Law Project

Posted by Social Science Research Network BRICS and the Global Competition Law Project By Alexey Ivanov (Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development Evolving BRICS cooperation in the sphere of competition law and policy can provide new hope for the global competition law project. This cooperation is aimed to embrace the peculiarities of globalization in its […]

Digital Platforms and Antitrust: Towards a More Techno-Economic Approach

Posted by Social Science Research Network Digital Platforms and Antitrust: Towards a More Techno-Economic Approach By Simonetta Vezzoso (University of Trento) In recent years, technological advances have propelled platforms to centre stage and competition authorities increasingly deal with issues pertaining to their workings in ICT and other industries. A still partially unanswered question, though, is […]

CMA’s role in antitrust if there’s no Brexit deal

Changes to current CMA enforcement cases in the event of a ‘no deal’ exit Under the Competition SI, after the UK’s exit from the EU, the CMA will no longer have jurisdiction to apply Article 101 TFEU on anti-competitive agreements (including cartels) and Article 102 TFEU on abuse of dominance. However, the CMA’s jurisdiction to apply […]

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