Aug-07(1)

In this issue: The XM-Sirius Merger Paul Larkin, Jul 26, 2007 A Competitive Analysis of the Proposed XM-Sirius Satellite Radio Merger Ultimately, the opinions that matter are those of the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Both must approve the merger before it can be […]

Jul-07(2)

In this issue: Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc. v. PSKS, Inc. Mar 27, 2007 Background on: Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc. v. PSKS, Inc. This case addressed the question of whether vertical minimum resale price maintenance agreements would continue to be deemed per se illegal under 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act. Tad Lipsky, Jul […]

The Commission’s Non-Contractual Liability in the Field of Merger Control “Don’t Use a Hammer When You Need a Screwdriver”

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Nicolas Petit, Miguel Rato, Jun 30, 2007 Introduction It has become conventional wisdom to view the rulings handed down by the Court of First Instance (CFI) in Airtours, Schneider, Tetra Laval and Impala as unprecedented setbacks for the European Commission (the Commission) that […]

CPI 3(2)

From the Editor Richard Schmalensee, Nov 05, 2007 From the Editor: Autumn 2007 Our Autumn 2007 issue of Competition Policy International features a truly international collection of antitrust experts from the Asia-Pacific region, the European Union, and the United States. Antitrust and the U.S. Supreme Court Leah Brannon, Douglas Ginsburg, Nov 05, 2007 Antitrust Decisions […]

A Note on Director & Levi (1956)

Keith Hylton, Nov 05, 2007 In their uninformatively titled article, Law and the Future: Trade Regulation,Director and Levi set out a research agenda as well as some of the major propositions of what later came to be known as the Chicago School of antitrust. A better sense of its eventual importance to the antitrust literature […]

Jul-07(1)

In this issue: The Brussels Summit and European Competition Law Antonio Bavasso, Jun 26, 2007 An Unfortunate Turn for Europe As the curtain closes on the Brussels summit it is time to reflect on the implications of the removal of the reference to “free and undistorted” competition from the Union’s objectives. Credit Suisse: U.S. Antitrust […]

Review of Elhauge & Geradin´s Global Competition Law and Economics

Nov 05, 2007 Professors Einer Elhauge and Damien Geradin begin the preface to their new casebook, Global Competition Law and Economics, by observing that no one would think of writing a casebook on Massachusetts antitrust law. They then suggest that for similar reasons an approach to antitrust law based on a single legal system is […]

Jun-07(1) & (2)

In this issue: Defining the Market for Organic Foods Thomas Lambert, Jun 14, 2007 Ignoring the Lessons of Von’s Grocery: Some Thoughts on the FTC’s Opposition to the Whole Foods/Wild Oats Merger One of the most maligned antitrust decisions in history involved a merger of grocery store chains. Even those voices inclined toward substantial antitrust […]

CPI 3(1)

Antitrust with Intellectual Property Damien Geradin, Anne Layne-Farrar, Apr 19, 2007 The Logic and Limits of Ex Ante Competition in a Standard-Setting Environment Some scholars have questioned the process by which cooperative standards are typically set, worrying about the potential for anticompetitive market power to come hand in hand with pro-competitive interoperability. Richard Gilbert, Apr […]

Comments on Evans & Schmalensee´s The Industrial Organization of Markets with Two-Sided Platforms

Janusz Ordover, Apr 19, 2007 A freshman student in economics or a Nobel prize-winning macroeconomist who has lately stumbled across a journal or two in industrial organization economics may be somewhat perplexed or confused by many references to two-sided markets. Surely, is it not the case that all markets have two sides, namely buyers and […]