Antitrust and the Design of Production

Posted by Social Science Research Network Antitrust and the Design of Production By Herbert J. Hovenkamp (University of Pennsylvania) Abstract:      Both economics and antitrust policy have traditionally distinguished “production” from “distribution.” The former is concerned with how products are designed and built, the latter with how they are placed into the hands of […]

The Market Dominance of US Digital Platforms: Antitrust Implications for the European Union

Posted by Social Science Research Network The Market Dominance of US Digital Platforms: Antitrust Implications for the European Union By Stephane Ciriani (ORANGE) & Marc Lebourges (France Telecom) Abstract:     The persistent dominance of US digital platforms relates to strategies that can be justified on efficiency grounds. However, these strategies might also offset competition […]

South Korea: Acting president picks new vice chairman of antitrust watchdog

South Korea: Acting president picks new vice chairman of antitrust watchdog

Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Wednesday promoted Shin Young-son, the secretary-general of the Fair Trade Commission, to vice chairman. Shin will replace Kim Hack-hyun whose term is due to expire on Thursday. Since entering public service in 1987, Shin has served in various posts at the antitrust watchdog, including those in charge […]

Competition community & multilateral development banks: Opportunities for further cooperation

Competition community & multilateral development banks: Opportunities for further cooperation

By Beatriz De Guindos Talavera and Marianela Lopez Galdos The absence of a level playing field or even the mere perception of an anticompetitive environment undermines the capacity of countries to attract private sector investments that are essential for economic growth. It seems imperative for the international organizations providing financial assistance to developing countries to […]