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Will the Digital Markets Act Kill Innovation in Europe

Will the Digital Markets Act Kill Innovation in Europe?

By Pierre Larouche* & Alexandre de Streel+   In December 2020, the European Commission proposed an ambitious new set of rules, the Digital Markets Act (“DMA”),1...
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Antitrust and Restrictions on Privacy in the Digital Economy

By Nicholas Economides (New York University) & Ioannis Lianos (University College London) We present a model of a market failure based on a requirement provision...
Do Algorithms Communicate With Each Other and What Does This Mean for the Application of Competition/Antitrust Law?

Do Algorithms Communicate With Each Other and What Does This Mean...

One of the issues for discussion among scholars of competition law in the digital space is collusion, and the ineffectiveness of competition law to...
Recent Developments in Competition Law and Policy in the Digital Economy in Japan

Recent Developments in Competition Law and Policy in the Digital Economy...

In Japan, a new law for regulating digital platforms called the DP Act became effective on February 1, 2021. The discussion is going on...
Taming Gatekeepers – But Which Ones?

Taming Gatekeepers – But Which Ones?

The allegedly entrenched positions of certain dominant companies in the digital economy and the alleged inability of antitrust enforcement to prevent potential anticompetitive conduct...
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France Has New Deputy Head Of The Digital Economy Unit

Elodie Vandenhende has been appointed to the newly created position of Deputy Head of the Digital Economy Unit, at Autorite de la Concurrence. The Digital...
ANTITRUST IS POISED FOR CHANGE

Antitrust is Poised for Change: How Far Will It Go?

A lively debate about the effectiveness of current antitrust laws and enforcement capabilities has erupted in the U.S., focused in particular on the competitiveness...
Competition Policy In Digital Markets: The House Report

Competition — And Competition Policy — In Digital Markets: The House...

The House Antitrust Subcommittee Report makes clear the weakness not just of competition in the tech sector, but also of competition policy toward the...
Rebooting Digital Market Power

Rebooting Digital Market Power

By David Teece & Henry Kahwaty1   I. Introduction The European Commission is considering legislative proposals to address the perceived market power of online platforms. The proposals...
Vertical Restraints in a Digital World

Vertical Restraints in a Digital World

The subject of vertical restraints is well-trod territory in antitrust. Most of the cases, and economic literature, have focused, however, on the physical world...
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