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Antitrust Law

Stanford CodeX Computational Antitrust first annual conference

I am thrilled to announce the very 1st edition of the Stanford CodeX Computational Antitrust Project annual conference. We have a fantastic lineup of speakers waiting for you to discuss antitrust 3.0. Antitrust agencies from over 50 countries, top academics, and practitioners will discuss advances in the field for what promises to be a groundbreaking conversation....
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A conversation with Bill Kovacic

Yesterday, I had the great pleasure to discuss ongoing antitrust evolutions with Bill Kovacic, Professor of Competition Law at GW, Non-Executive Director of the Competition and Markets Authority, and Former Chair of the Federal Trade Commission, at the 4th IBCI annual conference. We touched upon the substance of antitrust law (e.g., ex-ante rules, such as the DMA, environmental...
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Competition Stories: July to October 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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Peter G. Klein: “Who Owns My Data?“

Dear readers, I am delighted to announce that this month’s guest article is authored by Peter G. Klein, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. Peter explores whether we “own” our data (we don’t), and what it means for public policy. I am confident that you will enjoy reading it as much as I did....
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Book your introduction to blockchain antitrust

Dear readers, You work for an antitrust agency (anywhere in the world!) and you would like me to introduce #blockchainantitrust to your team? Send me an email at schrepel @ stanford.edu; happy to schedule a lecture with you. All the best, Thibault
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“Blockchain + Antitrust” is now available

Dear readers, “Blockchain + Antitrust” is officially out. The hardcover version is for sale on all platforms (Book Depository, Elgar, Amazon, Barnes, Thriftbooks…), and you can access the digital version in open-access at: https://www.elgaronline.com/view/9781800885523.xml. Read it, share it widely, make it yours! All the best, Thibault
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Blockchain + Antitrust: The Video

Here is a video I made to promote “Blockchain + Antitrust: The Decentralization Formula”. Transcript: In the beginning, there was… nothing. And then humans. And with humans came the technology. And laws. And laws regulating the technology. The first one they identified dates back to 1754 BC with the Code of Hammurabi, which regulated the...
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Richard N. Langlois: “It’s Not Easy Being a Schumpeterian”

Dear readers, I am delighted to announce that this month’s guest article is authored by Richard N. Langlois, Professor of Economics at the University of Connecticut. Dick explains why it is hard to be a Schumpeterian in 2021, despite the necessity. I am confident that you will enjoy reading it as much as I did. Dick, thank you very much! All...
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New book: “Blockchain + Antitrust”

Dear all, I’m beyond thrilled to announce that my book, “Blockchain + Antitrust”, is coming out later this month. I explore the relationship between blockchain and antitrust in it, analyze all existing cases, highlight the mutual benefits that stem from cooperation between the two and provide some perspective on how law and technology could cooperate...
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Randal C. Picker: “Security Competition and App Stores”

Dear readers, I am delighted to announce that this month’s guest article is authored by Randal C. Picker, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. Randy analyzes the Open Apps Market Act, and, more specifically, the security issues raised by the “open downloads provision.” This is a central topic, something we also find in the Digital...
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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 digital law at Namur University, Academic co-director at Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE) and Chair of the expert group for the EU Observatory on the Online Platform Economy. Alex explores three reasons why regulators are (now) moving...
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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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