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3-ANTITRUST AND THE INFINITE CIRCULAR SUPPLY CHAIN - Ramsi A. Woodcock

Antitrust and the Infinite, Circular Supply Chain

Supply chains are fundamental to antitrust because no firm can exclude competitors without denying them access to inputs. But this does not mean that...
Of All the Products and Services in the Metaverse Whose Do You Prefer?

Hey Google/Siri/Alexa, of All the Products and Services in the Metaverse...

The Metaverse, voice assistants, smart automated vehicles, wearables, there are a number of visions of the future, but more important than which, if any,...
Predation by the Dominant Buyer

Predation by the Dominant Buyer

Just as a monopolist may eliminate its rivals through predatory pricing, a monopsonist may eliminate rivals through predatory buying. This, in fact, is what...
The Rise of the Labor-Antitrust Movement

The Rise of the Labor-Antitrust Movement

By Eric A. Posner1   Magicians frequently perform tricks by drawing audience members’ attention to an unimportant but visually arresting object so that they miss the...
Consumer Welfare

Why Patent Monopsonies Increase Consumer Welfare

By Bernard Chao & Tod Duncan (University of Denver Sturm College of Law) Technical standards are an essential part of how the modern world operates....
Buyer Cartels Defining Appropriate Competition Policy

Buyer Cartels: Defining Appropriate Competition Policy

Buyer power issues are of increasing concern for competition law and policy. This includes buyer cartels. It is important to distinguish cartels from legitimate...
The NCAA Cartel in Sheepskin Clothing

The NCAA: A Cartel in Sheepskin Clothing

In spite of enjoying substantial commercial success, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) continues to limit the compensation of student-athletes through collusive monopsonistic restraints....
Consolidation and Concentration in Agricultural Biotechnology: Next Generation Competition Issues

Competitive Edge: Big Ag’s Monopsony Problem: How Market Dominance Harms U.S....

By: Hiba Hafiz & Nathan Miller (Washington Center for Equitable Growth) Agricultural markets are among the most highly concentrated in the United States. The markets...
A Note on Antitrust, Labor, and “No Cold Call” Agreements in Silicon Valley

A Note on Antitrust, Labor, and “No Cold Call” Agreements in...

By Russell Pittman (US Department of Justice)1   The issue of how to provide incentives for a private firm to invest in the knowledge and capabilities...
Digital economy

Labor Organization in Ride Sharing – Unionization or Cartelization?

By Mark Anderson (University of Idaho) & Max Huffman (Indiana University) The sharing economy brings together the constituent parts of a business enterprise into a...
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