Retooling antitrust law for digital markets

I was recently invited by Concurrences (thank you!) at the French Parliament to assess the need to retool antitrust law for digital issues. We had a very nice exchange among the panel that I would like to thank for opening up many new avenues of research. I also very much enjoyed the format – a real discussion […]

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Links of September 2019

Please find below the articles that I enjoyed during the month of September 2019. Mostly antitrust-related, but not limited to it. Learn about them on a more regular basis by following me on Twitter at @LeConcurrential. Antitrust: A conversation about antitrust law with Nobel-price laureate Vernon L. Smith (Thibault Schrepel) It’s about Price, not Competition (Ramsi Woodcock) Innovation & IP (CPI) Deterring Bad […]

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A conversation with Vernon L. Smith

I am very pleased to add one Nobel laureate to my “Antitrust Conversations”: Vernon L. Smith. Vernon has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2002 for “having established laboratory experiments as a tool in empirical economic analysis, especially in the study of alternative market mechanisms.” According to the Nobel Committee, he has “laid […]

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Competition law academics’ favourite articles

I asked European academics/friends specializing in competition law to send me their 3 favorite competition law articles ever written and to explain their choice. Not easy (at all!) but here is their contribution. I leave you the pleasure of identifying which articles are the most cited, or to calculate the ratio of European articles vs. American […]

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Heuristic antitrust

In Thinking, Fast and Slow (2013), Daniel Kahneman (Nobel recipient, 2002) devotes a chapter to what he calls “heuristic questions.” See for yourself: “A remarkable aspect of your mental life is that you are rarely stumped. True, you occasionally face a question such as 17 × 24 = ? to which no answer comes immediately to mind, […]

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“Antitrust Without Romance” in videos

Friends, over the last several weeks, I’ve discussed my article entitled “Antitrust Without Romance” using videos. It has been a fun (and weird) experience. Whether you’d like to learn about the romantics, or to visit Amsterdam, you’ll find them all at the links below: Antitrust needs public choice Populism at antitrust agencies The newest trend in antitrust: […]

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Antitrust law is not a statement

  Here’s the seventh and final video of the series dealing with the article entitled “Antitrust Without Romance” (to be downloaded over here). This post discusses a simple idea: antitrust law is not a statement. Antitrust law uses economic variables, but it does not mean that its application is to be fully justified by the latter, indeed, its legal roots […]

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The redesign of antitrust authorities

  Here’s the sixth video of my series dealing with the article entitled “Antitrust Without Romance” (to be downloaded over here). This post discusses the invisible hand; not the one of Adam Smith, but the one protecting top officials’ personal interests through institutional flaws. I am here calling for three types of reforms to ensure that antitrust agencies work for the greatest […]

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Links of June 2019

Please find below the articles that I enjoyed during the month of June 2019. Mostly antitrust-related, but not limited to it. Learn about them on a more regular basis by following me on Twitter at @LeConcurrential. General antitrust: Remembering Regulatory Misadventures (Christine S. Wilson) Economic Analysis of Network Effects and Intellectual Property (Peter S. Menell) FTC v. Qualcomm, Antitrust, and Intellectual Property (Erik Hovenkamp) Apple […]

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