Can Big Data Protect A Firm From Competition?

Can Big Data Protect A Firm From Competition?

By Anja Lambrecht & Catherine E. Tucker – This article looks at big data through the lens of a classic framework called the “resource-based view of the firm.” This framework states that, for big data to provide competitive advantage, it has to be inimitable, rare, valuable and non-substitutable. On deeper analysis, big data is not […]

Enforcement In Digital Markets

Enforcement In Digital Markets

By Dr. Anna Blume Huttenlauch- Andreas Mundt, president of the German Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”), recently emphasized the important role of competition authorities in tackling antitrust concerns related to digital markets. The FCO has been at the forefront of competition law enforcement in Europe when it comes to the digital economy. It is fair to […]

Big Data, Big Concerns?

Big Data, Big Concerns?

By Maikel Van Wissen & Lodewick Prompers –  The role that big data plays in the financial services industry is changing at a rapid pace. Data is no longer a lump of facts but rather a vibrant source of insight leading to innovative products and better business decisions.As a result, big data is transforming the processes […]

Network Neutrality in an Increasingly Diverse World

Network Neutrality in an Increasingly Diverse World

By Christopher S. Yoo – Over the course of the last year, regulatory interest in network neutrality has intensified. This analysis suggests the need to understand the trade offs inherent in any decision to standardize around any particular design and to appreciate that any such standardization can have hidden costs. Only by framing standardization as a […]

How Many “Likes” for the German Facebook Antitrust Probe?

How Many “Likes” for the German Facebook Antitrust Probe?

By Dr. Anna Blume Huttenlauch – The German Federal Cartel Office caused quite a stir, not only among antitrust lawyers, when it recently announced that it had opened an investigation against Facebook based on the allegation of abuse of dominance. This article addresses three questions at the heart of the proceedings which will shape the future […]

CPI Talks: Interview with Andreas Mundt, President of the Bundeskartellamt

CPI Talks: Interview with Andreas Mundt, President of the Bundeskartellamt

In this issue CPI interviews Andreas Mundt about the recent report on Market Power in the Digital Markets, the joint report with the French Competition Authority on Big Data, the ongoing Facebook investigation and more. This content is for paid subscriptions only. Click Here to Subscribe

Price Signaling: Deciphering the Shipping Forecast

Price Signaling: Deciphering the Shipping Forecast

By Lilly Fiedler & Nicholas Frey – This article discusses the state of the law and the increased regulatory interest in price signaling. The authors consider the recent proposed “soft resolution” of alleged price signaling conduct in relation to container shipping at the EU level and the conclusions that can be drawn from recent price signaling investigations by the German Federal Cartel Office and […]

CPI Talks: Interview with José María Marín, President of the Spanish Competition Authority, Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia.

CPI Talks: Interview with José María Marín, President of the Spanish Competition Authority, Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia.

In this issue, CPI interviews President José María Marín about hot debated issues in Spain and Europe like new business models and the sharing economy, where the Spanish regulator recently released a thorough study on these subjects. We question Jose María about the preliminary findings, the likely opposition the CNMC faced by the government and […]

OCT-14(2)

In this issue: Last issue we looked at how protectionist sentiments are playing out in Europe; for this issue, we’ve invited four Asian experts to take a look at whether protectionism exists in Asia. The answers differ, present contrasting viewpoints, and even introduce a little irony. And we have three intriguing updates in our Of Special Interest […]

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