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Antitrust Chronicle – Big Data – An Antitrust Perspective

ESports – Regulating Aspiring Gatekeepers?

By: Fabian Ziermann (D'Kart) First, what is eSports? Electronic Sports, commonly known as eSports, represents the competitive playing of video games. eSports has developed over the...
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How Big Data Fuels Big Tech’s Anticompetitive Conduct and Gatekeeping Power

By: Charlotte Slaiman (ProMarket) Data is everything to a digital platform. It is the lifeblood, the currency, and the fuel that drives Big Tech and...
Antitrust Chronicle - Gatekeepers

Antitrust Chronicle – Gatekeepers

Dear Readers, What is a gatekeeper? More than other terms of art that have gained currency in recent years, the notion of a “gatekeeper” holds...
Gatekeeper Regulation in the Digital Economy – The Pitfalls (and Opportunities) Ahead?

Gatekeeper Regulation in the Digital Economy – The Pitfalls (and Opportunities)...

Intense regulatory scrutiny on the digital economy and “Big Tech” companies has led to a raft of expert reports and regulatory proposals across the...
On the Competitive Effects of Single-Homing: The Case of Hybrid Marketplaces

On the Competitive Effects of Single-Homing: The Case of Hybrid Marketplaces

By revisiting the “competitive bottleneck” hypothesis in the context of multi-sided platform competition, this paper shows that the existence of single-homing consumers needs not...
Gatekeepers’ Tollbooths for Market Access: How to Safeguard Unbiased Intermediation

Gatekeepers’ Tollbooths for Market Access: How to Safeguard Unbiased Intermediation

Gatekeepers may seek to maximize revenues by replacing any unbiased, purely relevance-based intermediation of business users with a biased, payment-based intermediation. To this end,...
Online Gatekeepers to Commerce and Culture

Online Gatekeepers to Commerce and Culture

Recently, the term “gatekeeper” has featured prominently in policy discussions concerning whether “big tech” needs to be regulated and whether antitrust laws need to...
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...
Proposed Solutions for Big Tech in the United States: Out of Step or Déjà Vu?

Proposed Solutions for Big Tech in the United States: Out of...

The U.S. House Report on digital markets suggests adopting important changes to U.S. antitrust law. If implemented, the proposed changes (particularly those related to...
Regulating Digital Gatekeepers: Lessons from the Banking Industry

Regulating Digital Gatekeepers: Lessons from the Banking Industry

Gatekeepers are not exclusive to digital markets. Gatekeepers exist in many other industries such as banking, telecoms and energy. The new element introduced by...
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