The EU’s Accession to the ECHR and Due Process Rights in EU Competition Law Matters: Nothing New Under the Sun?

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol Albert Sanchez Graells (University of Hull – School of Law) asks The EU’s Accession to the ECHR and Due Process Rights in EU Competition Law Matters: Nothing New Under the Sun? ABSTRACT: In light of the ongoing discussion on the potential need for reform of the enforcement system of EU […]

Market Dominance and Quality of Search Results in the Search Engine Market

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol Ioannis Lianos (University College London – Faculty of Laws) and Evgenia Motchenkova (VU University Amsterdam – Department of Economics; TILEC) describe Market Dominance and Quality of Search Results in the Search Engine Market ABSTRACT: We analyze a search engine market from a law and economics perspective and incorporate the choice […]

IPRs, Competition and Standard Setting: in Search of a Model

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol Valero Torti (University of Southampton) has written on IPRs, Competition and Standard Setting: in Search of a Model ABSTRACT: Standard setting is a field where the interaction IPRs-competition clearly comes to light. Misleading behaviours by IPRs owners taking part in standards institutes may compromise the crucial goal of standardization activities: […]

Trade-offs between environmental regulation and market competition: airlines, emission trading systems and entry deterrence

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol Cristina Barbot (CEFUP, Faculty of Economics of Porto), Ofelia Betancor (Universidad de Las Palmas), M. Pilar Socorro (Universidad de Las Palmas) and M. Fernanda Viecens (Universidad de San Andres) discuss Trade-offs between environmental regulation and market competition: airlines, emission trading systems and entry deterrence ABSTRACT: Emission trading systems (ETS) are […]

Language, Internet and Platform Competition: the case of Search Engine

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol Doh-Shin Jeon (Toulouse School of Economics), Bruno Jullien (University of Toulouse) and Mikhail M. Klimenko (Georgia Institute of Technology) analyze Language, Internet and Platform Competition: the case of Search Engine ABSTRACT: The World Wide Web was originally a totally English-based medium due to its US origin. Although the presence of […]

Directed Search and the Bertrand Paradox

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol Athanasios Geromichalos (Department of Economics, University of California Davis) addresses Directed Search and the Bertrand Paradox ABSTRACT: I study a directed search model of oligopolistic competition, extended to incorporate general capacity constraints, congestion effects, and pricing based on ex-post realized demand. I show that as long as any one of […]

Impacts of Patent Expiry and Regulatory Policies on Daily Cost of Pharmaceutical Treatments: OECD Countries, 2004-2010

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol Ernst R. Berndt (MIT) and Pierre Dubois (Toulouse) explore the Impacts of Patent Expiry and Regulatory Policies on Daily Cost of Pharmaceutical Treatments: OECD Countries, 2004-2010 ABSTRACT: Cross-country variability in regulatory frameworks, industrial policy, physician/pharmacy autonomy, brand/generic distinctions, and in the practice of medicine contributes to ambiguous interpretations of pharmaceutical […]

Access pricing, infrastructure investment and intermodal competition

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol Gines de Rus (Universidad de las Palmas) and M. Pilar Socorro (Universidad de las Palmas) explain Access pricing, infrastructure investment and intermodal competition ABSTRACT: In this paper we analyze the consequences of access pricing on infrastructure investment and intermodal competition. First, we analyze the optimal access prices to be charged […]

When Antitrust Met Facebook

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol Christopher S. Yoo (University of Pennsylvania Law School) analyzes When Antitrust Met Facebook ABSTRACT: Social networks are among the most dynamic forces on the Internet, increasingly displacing search engines as the primary way that end users find content and garnering headlines for their controversial stock offerings. In what may be […]

Modernization of the Antitrust Law in the Russian Federation

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol Galina Ivanovna Martynenko (Plekhanov Russian University of Economics) has posted Modernization of the Antitrust Law in the Russian Federation ABSTRACT: In this study, we empirically investigate the relationship between financial and auditing requirements, capital requirements, official supervisory power, and the likelihood of receiving a qualified audit opinion. The sample consists […]