The Adequacy of Competition Policy for Cryptocurrency Markets

Posted by Social Science Research Network The Adequacy of Competition Policy for Cryptocurrency Markets By Peder Østbye (Norges Bank) Abstract:     Several cryptocurrencies are now circulating in the economy. Many have significant market value measured in national currencies. The intention behind most of these currencies is to replace or supplement the traditional payment system based […]

International Capital Flows, Structural Change and The Illegality of the ‘Sharing Economy’

Posted by Social Science Research Network International Capital Flows, Structural Change and The Illegality of the ‘Sharing Economy’ By Michael C. I. Nwogugu Abstract:     During the last fifteen years, the “Sharing Economy” (which includes Airbnb; Apple; Alibaba, Uber; Lyft; Ebay; Didi Chuxing; HomeAway, etc.) has blossomed across the world, triggered structural changes in industries […]

Exclusion in Digital Markets

Posted by Social Science Research Network Exclusion in Digital Markets By Konstantinos Stylianou (University of Leeds) Abstract:     Exclusionary practices and effects are at the core of antitrust enforcement and sector-specific regulation, as they serve as one of the main determinants of the competitive conditions in the market. The antitrust treatment and regulation of exclusion […]

Strategic Public Shaming: Evidence from Chinese Antitrust

Posted by Social Science Research Network Strategic Public Shaming: Evidence from Chinese Antitrust By Angela Huyue Zhang (King’s College London) Abstract:        This article examines strategic public shaming, a novel form of regulatory tactic employed by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) during its enforcement of the Anti-Monopoly Law. Based on analysis […]

Our country, right or wrong: The FTC Act’s influence on national silos in antitrust enforcement

Posted by Social Science Research Network Our Country, Right or Wrong: The FTC Act’s Influence on National Silos in Antitrust Enforcement By Steven S. Nam (Stanford University) Abstract:     The Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914 (“FTC Act”), a model for many other countries that set up their own competition agencies, combines the control afforded by […]

Bank Mergers And Systemic Risk

Bank Mergers And Systemic Risk

By Zsolt Macskasi –  In this article, the author begins with a brief description of the regulatory environment and the recent history of bank mergers in the U.S., followed by a discussionof the regulatory practices regarding the analysis of the likely effects of bank mergers on the stability of the financial system. The article contrasts systemic […]

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 […]

Legal boundaries of Competition in the Area of Internet: Challenges and Judicial Responses

Zhu Li, March 20, 2016 Some new characteristics of competition in the Internet industry, e.g., competition for attention, innovation competition, cross-market competition etc., have brought about new challenges and difficulties for the legal regulation of competition. In virtue of the theoretical innovation and the innovation of law applicability, Chinese courts gave creative judicial responses in […]

New business models and competition enforcement: must we ride the tide of change?

Bruno Lasserre, March 20, 2016 New business models seem all-pervasive today, with the result that older forms of trade feel under constant threat. There is undoubtedly a surge in more intangible forms of innovation that rely on new ways of selling existing goods or services. Recent examples of exponential growth in revenues and market capitalization […]

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