MAR-Special Issue

We’re proud to present this special March issue, which includes two unique articles. The first, a presentation on how standard setting organizations can help the standard essential patents licensing problem, is co-authored by three very distinguished economists:  Kai-Uwe Kühn, Chief Economist, DG Competition, European Commission; Fiona Scott Morton, former Chief Economist, Antitrust Division, US Department of […]


We’re continuing with our celebration of the Lunar New Year—the year of the snake. In this issue, we concentrate on China. Adrian Emch (Hogan Lovells) has sponsored seven articles that will bring you current with all the latest developments in this key antitrust arena. The Chinese agencies are accelerating their activities and decisions, and anyone […]


We’re celebrating the Lunar New Year this month. We’ll hear from China later, but in this issue we’re surveying activity in Asia’s Pacific Rim countries. We start with two overviews of the ASEAN countries and then hear directly from both long-standing and nascent authorities – Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Vietnam. And although a […]


To begin 2013, we’ve focused ahead as our authors have gazed into their crystal balls. In this, the second of a two-part issue, we discuss two key areas that should be very active in the coming year—mergers and patents—as well as two exciting developing competition arenas—Brazil and India. But first we tackle an especially thorny […]


To begin 2013, we’ve decided to be psychic. In a two-part series a dozen writers have offered to gaze into their crystal balls – at the United States, Europe, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Brazil, and India – and tell us what lies ahead. There are a number of commonalities in these active competition communities, including […]


In our Autumn 2013 Journal, we present a Symposium on Antitrust and Intellectual Property, explore Current Cases in Anglo/Lafarge and feature this edition’s Classic, Appropriating the Returns from INdustrial Research and Development. Click here to order a physical copy of our Autumn 2013 Journal. Letter from the Editor Dec 20, 2013 Letter from the Editor […]

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In this issue: In the Spring 2013 issue of Competition Policy International we present a Symposium on Vertical Restraints, a Colloquium on Antitrust and Regulation, and a pair of articles on the use of economic evidence in private litigation in China. Our Classic for this issue is Lee Benham’s “The Effects of Advertising and the […]

What About Green Stamps? A Comment on the FTC’s Section 5 Authority

Harry First, Sep 16, 2013 Commissioner Joshua Wright has started his tenure as Commissioner by stepping into the long-running debate over the scope of the Commission’s authority. Section 5 of the FTC Act gives the Commission the power to prevent “unfair methods of competition in commerce, and unfair or deceptive acts or practices.” The FTC […]

A Response To Commissioner Wright’s Proposed Policy Statement Regarding Unfair Methods Of Competition

Maurice Stucke, Sep 16, 2013 Federal Trade Commissioner Joshua Wright recently proposed a new legal standard to evaluate “unfair methods of competition” under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) Act, 15 U.S.C. § 45(a) (2012). The FTC must prove that the act or practice (1) harms or is likely to harm competition, significantly and […]

Supreme Court Rules in Reverse Payment Case

Kevin Noonan, Sep 30, 2013 In June, the Supreme Court ruled 5-3 in favor of the Federal Trade Commission in FTC v. Actavis, Inc. Writing for the majority (that included Justices Kennedy, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan), Justice Breyer’s opinion reversed the decision of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals dismissing the FTC’s complaint that a […]