Cartel Detection and Duration Worldwide, II

John M. Connor, Sep 28, 2011 In the old days-before price-fixing became illegal nearly everywhere-cartels operated in the public sphere. In some cases, the formation of a new cartel would be trumpeted to the business press because after a disastrous decline in prices, the market needed to be “stabilized.” Sometimes these saviors of industries would […]


In this issue: Brazil’s comprehensive overhaul of their competition law was signed into law on Nov. 30, 2011. We’re pleased to present this timely issue—including articles written by authors from within and outside Brazil as well as several formerly active in Brazil’s competition authorities—to explain the whats, whys, and wherefores behind the new legislation. Indeed, […]


In this issue: We have two indisputable facts in this issue: The Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act is, to be kind, muddled. And modern court decisions on federal pleading standards haven’t exactly been uniform. So what happens when the two collide, as in the recent Potash decision? Our authors have brilliantly highlighted the issues; but, […]


In this issue: The DOJ’s case against the AT&T/T-Mobile merger has the potential to be a landmark antitrust case. As such, the case will raise and—potentially—answer key questions about acceptable mergers. Our authors not only present viewpoints on both sides of the case but also ask some of the fascinating, less-analyzed questions the case raises. […]


In this issue: Our first October issue, sponsored by Danny Sokol, has two symposia. First, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the U.S./EU Cooperation Agreement by bringing together some of the players that were at the birth of the agreement with those that have worked to push forward the collaborative transatlantic spirit it created. Of […]


In this issue: Cartel detection is a must for competition practitioners to understand. Our comprehensive issue, organized by guest editor Rosa Abrantes-Metz, starts by reviewing the features of international cartels detected over the last decades. We then discuss leniency programs, emphasizing suggestions for their improvements using a variety of detection tools, followed by a discussion […]


In this issue: Welcome to the first CPI Film Festival! Competition policy may be involved, intricate, and complicated, but it needs to be taught–not only to consumers but also to enterprises. And all competition authorities, established or developing, must consider education to be a primary directive. For our first film festival we’ve chosen to present […]


In this issue: For our summer finale, we present an antipasto of three mini symposia. The first includes papers inspired by the recent OECD conference, two on network neutrality and one on best practices-or maybe worst practices would be more appropriate. The second updates some of our issues from previous months, including papers on credit […]

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