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Antitrust Law

Antitrust Jukebox #1 — Video highlights

Last June, Nicolas Petit and I organized what appears to be the first edition of the Antitrust Jukebox. We invited six of our friends — Anna Tzanaki, Babette Boliek, Bill Kovacic, Michelle Connolly, Okeoghene Odudu, Pablo Ibáñez Colomo — all fantastic academics, to three sessions during which they discussed their top 3 academic articles ever...
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Alexandre de Streel (guest article): “Why Legislators Want to Move Fast and Break Things in the Cyberspace?”

Dear readers, I am delighted to announce that this month’s guest article is authored by Alexandre de Streel, Professor of EU Law at the University of Namur. Prof. de Streel explores three reasons why regulators are (now) moving fast to regulate the cyberspace. This article, in short, explains the rationale behind our (regulatory) times. I am confident that you will enjoy reading it...
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Antitrust Jukebox: three (very) unique webinars

Nicolas Petit and I are pleased to welcome you to the Antitrust Jukebox. During three (very) unique webinars, we will question our (very) special guests on their top 3 academic articles ever written, their top 3 advice to young researchers, and their top 3 things they’d change in antitrust. It will be both friendly and informative. Join...
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A concrete proposal to improve the DMA

A few weeks ago, Nicolas Petit kindly invited me to discuss the Digital Markets Act (“DMA”) at the European University Institute. I had prepared one slide for my presentation (above). I thought I would develop my thinking further in a post. Here goes. The DMA appears mainly concerned with the redistribution of wealth. It takes existing digital infrastructures as set,...
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Digital Markets Act: a conservative piece of regulation

The Digital Markets Act (“DMA”) is a complex piece of regulation. It includes some great ideas (as tackling predatory innovation) while being surprisingly conservative (defined as “​the wish to resist great or sudden change” by the Oxford Dictionary). Chapter III intends to “set out the practices of gatekeepers that limit contestability and that are unfair” (p. 13), but one...
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George L. Priest (guest article): “What to do about the Big Tech Monopolies?”

Dear readers, I am delighted to announce that this month’s guest article is authored by George L. Priest, Edward J. Phelps Professor of Law and Economics at Yale Law School. Prof. Priest responds to several recent antitrust proposals targeting big tech companies, reminds us of the difference with non-tech monopolies, and comes back on the consumer welfare standard. I am confident that...
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Competition Stories: March & April 2021

Welcome to the Competition Stories – a bimonthly exploration of recent courts and competition law agencies’ decisions. Authored by Makis Komninos, a renowned expert in the field, this new column aims to go through the latest and most important developments in competition law of the last two months. We call them “stories” because Makis has promised to include some anecdotes from...
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Douglas H. Ginsburg & Jacob Philipoom (guest article): “A Certain Harm Overlooked: The Case of Nascent Competitors Revisited”

Dear readers, In 2020, I started publishing monthly guest articles written by some of the world’s most renowned antitrust scholars. The series continues in 2021. The one for April is authored by Douglas H. Ginsburg, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Professor of Law, Global Antitrust Institute, Scalia Law School, George Mason University, and Jacob Philipoom, Law clerk to...
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Michal Gal (guest article): “Do our Privacy Laws Strengthen the Already Strong?”

Dear readers, In 2020, I started publishing monthly guest articles written by some of the world’s most renowned antitrust scholars. The series continues in 2021. The one for March is authored by Michal Gal, Professor and Director of the Center for Law and Technology at the University of Haifa, and President of the International Association of Competition Law Scholars (ASCOLA). In it, Michal questions...
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Competition Stories: January & February 2021

Welcome to the Competition Stories – a bimonthly exploration of recent courts and competition law agencies’ decisions. Authored by Makis Komninos, a renowned expert in the field, this new column aims to go through the latest and most important developments in competition law of the last two months. We call them “stories” because Makis has promised to include some anecdotes from...
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New podcast: Stanford Computational Antitrust

I am thrilled to be introducing our new podcast. 🎙 Link: https://taplink.cc/stanfordcomputationalantitrust The Stanford Computational Antitrust podcast explores how computational tools impact antitrust analyses and procedures. Our first episode is already available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and YouTube! Another one is coming later this week…
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A. Douglas Melamed (guest article): “Acquisitions of Nascent Competitors under Section 2 of the Sherman Act”

Dear readers, In 2020, I started publishing monthly guest articles written by some of the world’s most renowned antitrust scholars. The series continues in 2021. The one for February is authored by A. Douglas Melamed, Professor of the Practice of Law at Stanford University. In it, Doug explains that the (multiple) acquisitions of nascent competitors by monopolists might violate Section 2. He goes...
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