The Role of Keyword Advertising in Competition Among Rival Brands

David Evans, Elisa Mariscal, Sep 13, 2012 A consumer types the name of a brand into a search engine. In most cases, the search-results page...
Market Studies: Making All the Difference?

Market Studies: Making All the Difference?

By Francesco Naismith & Baethan Mullen1   Market studies have recently risen to prominence in Australia’s competition policy. Reviews of energy markets, financial services, insurance, agriculture,...
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The Limits of Australia’s Digital Platforms Inquiry

By Dirk Auer (International Center for Law and Economics)1 In July of 2019, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) concluded its high-profile 1.5-year investigation...

Mergers & Acquisitions in the Digital Economy: Striking the Right Balance

Below, we have provided the full transcript of our panel discussion Mergers & Acquisitions in the Digital Economy: Striking the Right Balance. Read below...
ACCC's Continued Digital Inquiry App Stores and Choice Screens

The ACCC’s Continued Digital Inquiry: App Stores and Choice Screens

By Jacqueline Downes, Felicity McMahon, William Georgiou & Melissa Camp1   I. Introduction This piece builds on our previous article2 covering the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's...
The Rise (and Rise) of Concerns With Bargaining Power Imbalances: A Look at The Accc's Perishable Agricultural Goods Report

The Rise (and Rise) of Concerns With Bargaining Power Imbalances: A...

Hard bargaining between two trading parties operating at different levels of the supply chain can be consistent with competitive markets and can deliver benefits...
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Crisis Talk: Careful Messaging Required as New Zealand Navigates COVID-19 on...

By Anna Ryan (Lane Neave)1   The residents of my home city of Christchurch, New Zealand, have experienced considerable tragedy in the past decade.  Next month,...
The ACCC's Ongoing Digital Platforms Inquiry: Choice Screens, Online Retail Marketplaces

The ACCC’s Ongoing Digital Platforms Inquiry: Online Retail Marketplaces

By Jacqueline Downes, Melissa Camp and Bella Cameron1   I. Introduction This piece builds on our previous articles2 covering the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) examination...
Australia’s Digital Platform Inquiry: We’ve Only Just Begun

Australia’s Digital Platform Inquiry: We’ve Only Just Begun…

BBetween 2017-2019 the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission conducted a “world first” inquiry into digital platforms and their impact on media and advertising services...
The Jury Is Out: An Assessment of Proposed Reforms to Australia’s Merger Control Regime for Addressing Competitive Harm in the (Digital) Economy

The Jury Is Out: An Assessment of Proposed Reforms to Australia’s...

Recently, competition authorities globally have been advocating for law reform to enhance their enforcement powers in relation to so called "killer acquisitions." In July...
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