Of Course Collusion Should Be Prosecuted. But Maybe… Or (the Case for International Antitrust Agreements)

Posted by Social Science Research Network Of Course Collusion Should Be Prosecuted. But Maybe… Or (the Case for International Antitrust Agreements) By Filomena Garcia, Jose Manuel Paz y Miño, Gustavo Torrens (Indiana University) Abstract:     We study the incentives of competition authorities to prosecute collusive practices of domestic and foreign firms. For that purpose, we […]

China’s Fair Competition Review: Introduction, Imperfections And Solutions

China’s Fair Competition Review: Introduction, Imperfections And Solutions

By Yong Huang and Baiding Wu – In recent years, the issue of “fair competition review” has become a key priority for the Chinese Central Government in its consideration of competition policy and a hot topic in the circle of Chinese agencies, jurists and economists specialized in competition policy. China has attracted widespread attention since […]

Brexit And Its Impact On English Antitrust Claims

Brexit And Its Impact On English Antitrust Claims

By Kenny Henderson – In Theresa May’s memorable words, “Brexit means Brexit.” But what does this mean for England’s status as a favored jurisdiction for antitrust damages claims? The impact of Brexit on antitrust litigation in England will be influenced by the form of Brexit that the UK eventually adopts. Post hard Brexit, the cause […]

U.S. Antitrust Under The Trump Administration – A Fearless And Perhaps Accurate Prediction

U.S. Antitrust Under The Trump Administration – A Fearless And Perhaps Accurate Prediction

PoliBy Kent Bernard – The vast majority of experts predicted both that Trump would lose, and that the stock market would crash if he won: he did; it didn’t. When you have gotten the big prediction very wrong, it is hard to claim with a straight face that you are going to get the follow on […]

U.S. / EU Antitrust Friction In The Time Of Brexit: Toward A Rosier Scenario?

U.S. / EU Antitrust Friction In The Time Of Brexit: Toward A Rosier Scenario?

By Tad Lipsky – Although U.S. and EU antitrust rules share many elements, their historical roots are distinct and a variety of important tensions and inconsistencies persist between the two systems. Firms with operations in both jurisdictions are typically required to follow different legal advice and to operate differently in each. In many circumstances such firms […]

The Good, Bad And Ugly In Competition Law Enforcement: Observations From The Technology Sector

The Good, Bad And Ugly In Competition Law Enforcement: Observations From The Technology Sector

By Timothy Cowen & Stephen Dnes – This article identifies what works well in competition law enforcement, and what drives and distinguishes good performance from less desirable outcomes. To do so, it analyses the application of competition law to technology and communications markets. This choice of focus reflects particularly pronounced issues that have arisen in relation […]

The Advent of 5G: Should Technological Evolution Lead to Regulatory Revolution?

The Advent of 5G: Should Technological Evolution Lead to Regulatory Revolution?

By Peter Alexiadis & Tony Shortall – A question which the authors seek to address is whether the broad political commitment to fulfilling 5G objectives across the EU by 2025 can somehow be aligned with the technological changes that will be effected by this new technology and the regulatory changes that might be necessary to accommodate […]

Making Markets Work for Development through Effective Competition Policies: Recent Experience from the World Bank Group in East Asia Pacific

Making Markets Work for Development through Effective Competition Policies: Recent Experience from the World Bank Group in East Asia Pacific

By Martha Martinez Licetti, Graciela Miralles Murciego & Georgiana Pop – The majority of countries share a common vision to become prosperous and competitive nations and raise the quality of life for their citizens. Effective and healthy competition is an indispensable ingredient in achieving that vision. The World Bank Group has two goals: eliminating extreme […]

The General Court’s Rulings in Airfreight: A Commentary

The General Court’s Rulings in Airfreight: A Commentary

By Jeremy Robinson – In its Airfreight rulings, the EU General Court has measured a Commission decision on a complex set of circumstances against exacting criteria of clarity and consistency, and found the Commission decision wanting. Although an unwelcome ruling for the Commission, it is questionable whether many cartels will present such a complex picture of evidence […]

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