COVID

EU Competition Law and COVID-19

By Francisco Costa-Cabral, Leigh Hancher, Giorgio Monti ,Alexandre Ruiz Feases (Tilburg Law and Economics Center) This paper explores how EU competition law enforcement might be...
Tech

The Antitrust Duty to Deal in the Age of Big Tech

By Erik Hovenkamp (University of Southern California) The antitrust duty to deal is perhaps the most confounding and controversial form of antitrust intervention. It is...
American Express

Competition Law As Common Law: American Express and the Evolution of...

By A. Douglas Melamed (Stanford) We explore the implications of the widely accepted understanding that competition law is common — or “judge-made” — law. Specifically,...
Microsoft

How to lose a monopoly: Microsoft, IBM and antitrust

By Benedict Evans When Steve Wozniak created the original Apple I in 1975, IBM dominated the computing industry. It was nicknamed ‘Big Blue’, it was...
Law

Antitrust in 60 Seconds: No-Poach Agreements

By Matthew Lane, DisCo Wage-fixing agreements, like price-fixing agreements, are a violation of antitrust laws. This applies not only to literal wage-fixing agreements, like an...

Is Amazon Getting Too Big?

In an era when legacy retailers such as Sears and Macy’s are scaling back or going bust, online behemoth Amazon continues to boom. The...
Online economy

The Simple Economics of Hybrid Marketplaces

By Neil Dryden, Sergey Khodjamirian & Jorge Padilla (Compass Lexecon) This paper explains that that the decision of a marketplace to operate its own reseller...
Online economy

A New Definition of Platform Market Dominance for the Platform Economy

By Diana Montenegro In the context of the actual debate about the necessity of a deep reform of competition law, this thesis pretends to update...
Big Tech

The Pandemic Has Made Sudden Heroes of the Tech Companies—for Now

By Laura Forman, Wall Street Journal Technology companies: villains or heroes? Oppressive or empowering? The hazards of technology have vexed consumers even as they’ve enjoyed...
Exxon

The Case for an Exxon-Chevron Merger

By Avi Salzman, Barron's A strange thing happened last Wednesday: Chevron’s market cap briefly exceeded Exxon’s cap, at $142 billion versus $141.6 billion. It was particularly remarkable given that Exxon’s market...
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