Beyond Detection: The Management of Cartel Cases

Diogo Thomson de Andrade, Carlos Ragazzo, Jul 24, 2012 Throughout the world, competition authorities are used to allocating much of their human resources to cartel detection and punishment. The main justification for this allotment is linked to the potential harm that these agreements pose for the economy and, foremost, to consumers. It is not a […]

Network Neutrality: A Competition Angle

Frank Maier-Rigaud, Aug 30, 2011 Overall, the regulatory and competition issues surrounding the question of internet traffic prioritization are far from solved and the debate is far from being over. A division of labor between appropriate ex ante (mainly access) regulation that generates and fosters functioning broadband competition-possibly also regulating traffic-shaping methods not aimed at […]

A Set of Five Regulations to Effectively Implement the Anti-Monopoly Law

Anti-Monopoly and Anti-Unfair Competition Enforcement Bureau, Feb 28, 2011 Antitrust laws are essential to a market economy. The effective implementation of China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”) is of immense significance for safeguarding fair competition, strengthening market dynamics and competition, protecting the interests of consumers and the public, and promoting the healthy development of the socialist market […]

Maximizing Competition in the Case of Two-Sided Markets

Kaushal Sharma, Shanker Singham, Jul 27, 2010 A two-sided market refers to a type of economic transaction or network in which there are two distinct user groups and the demands of each group are both dependent and subject to economies of scale. In their paper, Two-Sided Markets: A Progress Report, Rochet & Tirole describe a […]

Competition Come Full Circle? Pending Legislation to Repeal the U.S. Railroad Exemptions

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Chris Sagers, Sep 15, 2009 The single oldest and probably most convoluted story in American antitrust is its relationship with the railroads. Railroads were among the first business entities in the United States to be perceived as social problems in and of themselves, […]

Boosting the Crisis Economy Competition as an Ally

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Rainer Lindberg, Jun 13, 2009 There is well-established empirical evidence that competition spurring efficiency promotes productivity within firms and between firms. Competition at least in normal times seems to be an important factor to generate productivity, innovation, and growth. As Aghion-Griffith concluded, the […]

The EU Insurance Block Exemption Regulation

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle John Cooke, May 27, 2008 One of the arresting features of the European insurance markets is the diversity of its origins across, and within, the different Member States, and the varying role it has played and continues to play in the economic and […]

Economic Analysis of Competition Practices in the EU and the U.S.: A View from Chief Economists

Dennis Carlton, Michael Salinger, Nov 05, 2007 On February 21, 2007, the Jevons Institute for Competition Law and Economics at University College London hosted its Annual Antitrust and Regulation Forum. The forum covered two broad topics: the relationship between antitrust and regulation and the use of an effects-based approach. We are privileged to reprint the […]