EU

EU Merger Control Reform – What To Expect in 2021 and...

By: Jay Modrall (Informa Connect) The European Union (EU) has embarked on the most extensive antitrust reform program in its history. The European Commission (Commission)...

The Fundamental Unimportance of Algorithmic Collusion for Antitrust Law

Thibault Schrepel; Harvard Jolt Digest Antitrust and competition law is subject to increasing polarization, especially regarding Internet giants. Some scholars argue that the tech giants...
Law

Ex-post and ex-ante rules

By: Kevin Coates (21st Century Competition) The competition rules are commonly referred to as an ex-post instrument; regulation is frequently referred to as ex-ante. The...
Facebook

Facebook Case: The Reasoning

By: Rupprecht Podszun (D'Kart) If the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH) had an Instagram account (it does not, oh mama mia) this would have made for a spectacular countdown...
BigTech

Big Tech Platforms and Schumpeter’s Creative Destruction

By: Nicolas Petit (Pro Market) In antitrust policy circles, Joseph Schumpeter’s “creative destruction” theory is often mentioned but seldom listened to. The Schumpeterian neglect is...
COVID

The Failing Firm Defense In Times Of Economic Uncertainty

By Alyse Stach (The Antitrust Advocate) As many businesses look for solutions to weather the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, one potential avenue for...
tech

Economic Competition in a Time of Crisis

Fiona Scott Morton, Yale Insights The response to COVID-19 has brought much of the U.S. economy to a standstill, and Congress is considering a stimulus...

Concentration in the EU: Where It is Increasing and Why

By: Pauline Affeldt, Tomaso Duso, Klaus Gugler & Joanna Piechucka (Pro Market) Who does Boeing compete with? If you read academic research, thousands of firms compete in the...
Tech

A New Antitrust Paradigm In View Of The Digital Economy

By: Xavier Puig Soler (Medium) I’ve had the opportunity to watch a debate held by the Competition Policy International on antitrust and the digital economy where knowledgeable...
Big Tech

How to deal with Big Tech mergers

Massimo Motta, Martin Peitz; Vox EU Big Tech companies frequently acquire other firms, many of them start-ups.  In a recent prominent report, Furman et al. (2019)...

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