In this issue: Twelve Stories of Antitrust: A Look Back at 2008   John Vickers, Apr 24, 2008 A Tale of Two EC Cases: IBM and Microsoft Arguably the largest abuse of dominance case in Europe before Microsoft was the IBM case of the early 1980s. Both cases were about interoperability and bundling, and both […]

A Note on Director & Levi (1956)

Keith Hylton, Nov 05, 2007 In their uninformatively titled article, Law and the Future: Trade Regulation,Director and Levi set out a research agenda as well as some of the major propositions of what later came to be known as the Chicago School of antitrust. A better sense of its eventual importance to the antitrust literature […]

Development of EC Competition Over Its First 50 Years Intervention Reduced

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Valentine Korah, Apr 06, 2007 Article 81 forbids as incompatible with the common market collusion that may affect trade between member states and has the object or effect of restricting competition. Such agreements are automatically void, but may be exempted under Article 81(3). […]

An Instant Classic: Rochet & Tirole, Platform Competition in Two-Sided Markets

Richard Schmalensee, Jan 30, 2015 The press release announcing that Jean Tirole had been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences noted that he had “made important theoretical research contributions in a number of areas.” One of his most important contributions was the discovery and pioneering analysis of multi-sided platforms (“MSPs”) in his 2003 […]

Key Competition and Foreign Investment Review: Trends for Canada in 2015

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Mark Katz, Charles Tingley, Jan 29, 2015 Specifically, we see developments in these areas unfolding in a regulatory environment in which administration and enforcement is increasingly: Consumer-facing: The Competition Bureau’s focus on enforcement in consumer-facing industries will continue into 2015, with policy emphases […]

Introduction to The Design of Competition Policy Institutions for the 21st Century—The Experience of the European Commission and DG Competition

Lindsay McSweeney, Sep 11, 2014 In 2008, when he wrote this article, Philip Lowe was the Director-General of the Directorate-General for Competition at the European Commission, a position he held from 2002 to 2010. Lowe had joined the European Commission in 1973 and, before heading DG Comp, had served in senior posts as Head of […]

An Introduction to Appropriating the Returns from Industrial Research and Development

David Evans, Dec 20, 2013 There are several areas of economics where we know much more today than we did 50 years ago as a result of the accumulation of empirical research. More needs to be done, and much remains debated, but economists have made real progress in behavioral economics, labor economics, and financial economics. […]

I Can See Clearly Now: Lee Benham, Eyeglasses, And The Empirical Analysis Of Advertising And The Effects Of Professional Regulation

Bruce Kobayashi, Timothy Muris, Jul 28, 2013 In his oft quoted dissent in New State Ice v. Liebmann, Justice Brandeis noted that “it is one of the happy incidents of the federal system that a single courageous State may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without […]

Some Reflections on Competition Law and Practice in Ireland

Vincent Power, Jun 13, 2013 Occasionally, it is a good idea to take a moment to get off the treadmill and survey one’s surroundings. The invitation by Competition Policy International’s Antitrust Chronicle to reflect on Irish competition law and practice is one of those moments. So, after twenty two years of “modern” competition law in […]

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