Book introduction: Antitrust law in the new economy

Posted by Social Science Research Network Book introduction: Antitrust law in the new economy By Mark R. Patterson (Fordham University) Abstract:      Markets run on information. Buyers make decisions by relying on information about the products available, and sellers decide what to produce based on information about what buyers want. But the ways in […]

CPI TALKS: Interview with FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny – July 2016

CPI TALKS: Interview with FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny – July 2016

In this interesting interview, Commissioner McSweeny addresses questions concerning unilateral conduct section investigations, the Sunshine laws, the Sharing economy andBrexit, among other topics. You can also watch the video of the interview at: https://vimeo.com/competitionpolicyint

CPI(7)1

In this issue: The focus of much of this issue concerns digital media and communications, but first we introduce CPI’s new publishing technology with two audio interviews with leading competition authorities. Then we look at the interplay among online communications platforms, consumer privacy, and consumer protection. We examine what import a price of zero has for […]

Privacy Considerations in European Merger Control: A Square Peg for a Round Hole

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Richard Pepper, Paul Gilbert, May 29, 2015 It is now trite to observe the amount of data generated by modern society. Statistics abound about the data-rich environment created by technological advances and the digital economy: every couple of days, humanity now generates 5 […]

No Such Thing as a Free Search: Antitrust and the Pursuit of Privacy Goals

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Alec J. Burnside, May 29, 2015 What is true of “free” lunches is true also of “free” search: there has to be a catch. By now it has dawned on most of us, as private individuals, how it is we are paying: not […]

The Proper Role of Privacy in Merger Review

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Darren Tucker, May 29, 2015 There have been increasing calls for the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice to consider the potential loss of consumer privacy as a factor in their merger reviews and to challenge mergers of firms with large […]

Big Data as a Barrier to Entry

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Robert Mahnke, May 29, 2015 So-called “big data” has been a technological development for some time, and lately it has matured into a phenomenon that competition lawyers have noticed. Mindful of the vast quantities of data that some companies are amassing, some argue […]

Debunking the Myths Over Big Data and Antitrust

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Maurice Stucke, Allen Grunes, May 29, 2015 What are the implications of big data on competition policy? Some argue little, if any, and offer several reasons why big data is a passing fad. We disagree. As we discuss here and elsewhere, competition law can […]

The Problems and Perils of Bootstrapping Privacy and Data into an Antitrust Framework

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Geoffrey Manne, Ben Sperry, May 29, 2015 Increasingly, people use the internet to connect with one another, access information, and purchase products and services. Along with the growth in the online marketplace have come concerns, as well, particularly regarding both the privacy of […]

Big Data in a Competition Environment

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Deborah Feinstein, May 29, 2015 The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is one agency with two missions: promoting competition and protecting consumers. Of course, competition and consumer protection laws have at their core the same fundamental goal: to promote consumer welfare through fair and […]