The Very Best of Petit manuel (irrévérencieux) d’économie

(post in Fench) Chers lecteurs, Voici le troisième article de notre série « The Very Best of » dans laquelle j’extrais le « meilleur » de livres traitant de problématiques concurrentielles dans le but de vous les présenter avec les mots de l’auteur. Le premier article de la série traitait de « The Antitrust Religion », un livre sceptique quant à l’utilité du droit […]

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The Bundeskartellamt’s Facebook Decision: Good, Bad, and Ugly

The Bundeskartellamt issued its long-awaited decision on Facebook’s data collection practices today, and it’s something of a mixed bag. Facebook quickly issued a response on its blog, unsurprisingly taking issue with the German competition authority’s findings. Below are a few initial reactions. The Good: A flexible approach to market definition works better than the SSNIP […]

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Antitrust Links of January 2019

Please find below the articles that I enjoyed during the month of January 2019. Mostly antitrust, but not limited to it. General antitrust: Behavioral Antitrust (CPI) Geo-blocking of Audio-visual Services in the EU: Gone with the Wind? (Simonetta Vezzoso) Statement of Commissioner Christine S. Wilson In the Matter of Staples/Essendant (Christine S. Wilson) Harold Demsetz and the Legacy of the […]

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NEW: « Collusion by Blockchain and Smart Contracts »

Dear readers, I am very pleased to finally introduce my second article on the subject of blockchain and antitrust/competition law: “Collusion by Blockchain and Smart Contracts”. (click here to download it) I believe that this is the first article to introduce a taxonomy of collusion on blockchain and to explore their functioning, their robustness, and their […]

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Workshop: Smart data and Competition Law

It is said that data is the new oil; that competition is (partially) dead because big data creates barriers to entry to the digital markets, preventing companies from effectively competing with tech giants. As a result, it has been proposed that the very nature of the dominant positions in the digital markets is fundamentally different […]

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The world 10 most downloaded antitrust articles of 2018

As every year (see 2015, 2016, 2017), here are the 10 most downloaded antitrust articles in the world on SSRN. There is a real balance this year, at least between consumer welfare standard vs. neo-Brandeis movement and digital vs. non-digital issues. Enjoy your reading and a very happy new year 2019.

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Links of December 2018

Please find below the articles that I enjoyed during the month of December 2018. Mostly antitrust, but not limited to it. General antitrust: Reinvigorating Criminal Antitrust? (Daniel Sokol) The Omega Man or The Isolation of U.S. Antitrust Law (Spencer Weber Waller) ‘The Curse of Bigness’ Review: Revisiting the Gilded Age (Richard A. Epstein) All contributions to the European Commission “Shaping […]

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Links of November 2018

Please find below the articles that I enjoyed during the month of November 2018. Mostly antitrust, but not limited to it. General antitrust: Competition law should remain focused on consumer welfare (ACCC) Quality considerations in the zero-price economy (Note by the European Union) Common Ownership: Solutions in Search of a Problem (Keith Klovers & Douglas H. Ginsburg) Towards A Systematic […]

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The (coming) Amazon probe proves antitrust hipsters to be wrong

Antitrust hipsters – or Neo-Brandeisians, as self-proclaimed – have been playing on fears (« be very afraid, » OK?) for the past two years or so. Tech giants would be real monsters endangering democracy, explaining why they « lead the effort to protect democratic institutions and the liberties of citizens from concentrated corporate power and develop solutions to America’s monopoly crisis. » The […]

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The Very Best of « Radical Markets »

Dear readers, Here is the second article in our series « The Very Best Of » following a first installment about The Antitrust Religion (link). As a quick reminder, this new series aims at taking the “best” extracts from books dealing with competition law so to present them in the words of the author. Written by Eric […]

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