Antitrust and the Design of Production

Posted by Social Science Research Network Antitrust and the Design of Production By Herbert J. Hovenkamp (University of Pennsylvania) Abstract:      Both economics and antitrust policy have traditionally distinguished “production” from “distribution.” The former is concerned with how products are designed and built, the latter with how they are placed into the hands of […]

US: Mastercard gains AI acquisition

US: Mastercard gains AI acquisition

MasterCard announced on Monday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Brighterion, Inc., a leading software company specializing in artificial intelligence (AI) with which it has a long-running relationship. This acquisition will further expand its suite of capabilities that deliver an enhanced customer experience and security. AI plays a critical role in enabling […]

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 […]

Compliance And Enforcement In A Blockchain(ed) World

Compliance And Enforcement In A Blockchain(ed) World

By Ajinkya M. Tulpule – Most legal professionals have come across the term “blockchain” or “bitcoin” as part of their legal advisory work, training sessions, client interaction or news updates. This topic has also been covered by industry publications, websites, magazines and journals which helpfully explain what a blockchain is, what it does and how it […]

Platform regulation — ex-ante versus ex-post intervention: evolving our antitrust tools and practices to meet the challenges

Alex Chisholm & Nelson Jung, March 20, 2016 The rapid change in the economic environment, in particular the growth of the digital economy, poses challenges for competition authorities and policymakers alike: what are the key considerations that should inform the approach to intervention in such a fast moving sector? Joseph Schumpeter showed that great historical […]

Comparing the incomparable? An analysis of the enforcement of abuse of dominance rules to the energy and technology sectors in Europe

Comparing the incomparable? An analysis of the enforcement of abuse of dominance rules to the energy and technology sectors in Europe

By Alvaro García-Delgado & Andrea Redondo –  At first sight, energy and ICT sectors could be regarded as having nothing to do with each other. However, if one digs deeper, both areas share a large number of commonalities and it may not be by chance that both sectors accumulate the highest number of Article 102 […]

Bringing Antitrust’s Economic and Institutional Limits to the FTC’s Consumer Protection Authority

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Geoffrey Manne, May 13, 2014 In 1914 Congress gave the U.S. Federal Trade Commission sweeping jurisdiction and broad powers to enforce flexible rules to ensure that it would have the ability to serve as the regulator of trade and business that Congress intended […]