Algorithms As Cartel Infringements – A Bibliography

Posted By Social Science Research Network Algorithms As Cartel Infringements – A Bibliography By Petra Pohlmann & David Schütte In the age of digitalisation, markets become increasingly transparent. Through internet-based trading, there is a large amount of data that market participants seek to utilise for their benefit. Algorithms with very different functions are used for this […]

Judge Douglas Ginsburg Interviews Makan Delrahim on Intellectual Property and Antitrust

Posted by Social Science Research Network Judge Douglas Ginsburg Interviews Makan Delrahim on Intellectual Property and Antitrust By Douglas H. Ginsburg  Makan Delrahim, the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust at the US Department of Justice (DOJ), delivered the keynote address at the LeadershIP Conference on IP, Antitrust, and Innovation Policy, which was co-sponsored by Competition […]

Digital Markets, Mobile Payments Systems and Development – Competition Policy Implications in Developing Countries in Light of the EU Experience

Posted by Social Science Research Network Digital Markets, Mobile Payments Systems and Development – Competition Policy Implications in Developing Countries in Light of the EU Experience By Jörg Hoffmann, Mor Bakhoum & Francisco Beneke The digitization of economic activity has important socio-economic development implications and at the same time creates challenges for antitrust analysis. These implications and challenges […]

The Proof on the Quantification of the Damage in Assumptions of Defense of Competition. (Spanish Law)

Posted by Social Science Research Network The Proof on the Quantification of the Damage in Assumptions of Defense of Competition. (Spanish Law) By Enrique Sanjuan (University of Malaga)  In the present work, we focus on the test on the quantification of damages in cases of private actions for infringements of competition law and on the […]

Antitrust and Costless Verification: An Optimistic and a Pessimistic View of the Implications of Blockchain Technology

Posted by Social Science Research Network Antitrust and Costless Verification: An Optimistic and a Pessimistic View of the Implications of Blockchain Technology By Christian Catalini & Catherine E. Tucker  Blockchain technology allows a network of individuals, institutions or devices to coordinate economic activity on a global scale (‘internet-level consensus’) without assigning the same degree of […]

From Non-Disclosure Agreements to Trade Secrets: Antitrust Implications

Posted by Social Science Research Network From Non-Disclosure Agreements to Trade Secrets: Antitrust Implications By Aurelien Portuese (Leicester De Montfort University) Confidentiality of information is considered to be a basic business necessity in order to safeguard the business’s strengths, competitive advantage, commercial value, economic status and market position. However, a business may often need to […]

EU: Android case nearing close; multibillion fine expected

EU: Android case nearing close; multibillion fine expected

EU antitrust authorities are gearing up to fine Alphabet up to US$11 billion over antitrust issues related to its Android operating system, according to a report Wednesday, June 6, in the Financial Times. Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition commissioner, is expected to announce the fine within several weeks but the exact size of the fine […]

Why Should the Postal Service Deter Amazon’s Competitive Entry into Last-Mile Parcel Delivery?

Posted by Social Science Research Network Why Should the Postal Service Deter Amazon’s Competitive Entry into Last-Mile Parcel Delivery? By J. Gregory Sidak (Criterion Economics, L.L.C.) In its June 2017 Risk Analysis Research Center (RARC) Report, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the US Postal Service asked a world-renowned expert on postal economics, Professor […]

US: Microsoft President: “If you create tech that changes the world, the world is going to want to regulate you”

US: Microsoft President: “If you create tech that changes the world, the world is going to want to regulate you”

Speaking at Recode’s Code Conference in Palos Verdes, California, Microsoft President Brad Smith drew lessons from the software giant’s “gut wrenching” antitrust battles of the late 1990s that seem to resonate today, as Facebook faces scrutiny of its data privacy practices by regulators in the US and Europe. “If you create technology that changes the […]

EU: Lufthansa spared antitrust probe after rival’s collapse

EU: Lufthansa spared antitrust probe after rival’s collapse

Germany’s antitrust agency has decided against opening proceedings against Lufthansa over steep price increases following the bankruptcy of former rival Air Berlin last year, reported Reuters. Air Berlin, which was once Germany’s second-biggest airline, ended operations in October. That left Lufthansa with a de facto monopoly on several domestic routes for a time. The cartel […]

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