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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Links of October 2018

Please find below the links that I enjoyed during the month of October 2018. Mostly antitrust, but not limited to it. In no particular order: Quality considerations in digital zero-price markets (OECD) Pricing Algorithms (CMA) GAFA in China? (Wendy Ng & Caron Beaton-Wells) The Misguided Assault on the Consumer Welfare Standard in the Age of Platform Markets (D. […]

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Links of September 2018

Please find below the links that I enjoyed during the month September 2018. Mostly antitrust, but not limited to it. In no particular order: High Time for Rhyme and Reason (Philip Marsden) Requiem for a Paradox: The Dubious Rise and Inevitable Fall of Hipster Antitrust (Joshua D. Wright, Elyse Dorsey, Jan Rybnicek, Jonathan Klick) The Misguided Assault on […]

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BOOK: Predatory innovation in antitrust law

Dear all, I am very happy to announce that my first book is now available for sale. Entitled « Predatory innovation in antitrust law », it deals with predatory innovation (surprising, isn’t it ;), but also with competition on digital markets. In fact, this book is intended to all academics, lawyers, practitioners, judges, public authorities, business leaders […]

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The European Commission is undermining R&D and innovation: here’s how to change it

Regardless of which standard you want to apply to competition law – consumer welfare, total welfare, hipster or redneck antitrust – it’s never good when competition/antitrust agencies are undermining innovation. Yet, this is precisely what the European Commission is doing. Today, the agency announced a €4.34 billion fine against Alphabet (Google). It represents more than […]

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Blockchain and Antitrust Law

LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE ARTICLE Dear Friends, We often hear that the end is near, that we’re all going to die (Keynes / Steven Spielberg’s movie) and that technology (especially robots) is leading us to our end. But what if that were to be true, at least as far as competition law is concerned? Last Friday, I […]

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NEW antitrust conversations with Nobel laureates

Dear readers, Remember last summer March when I published conversations on antitrust/competition law that I’d had with three Nobel laureates… well, I do it again! I’ve questioned three other Nobel laureates – Michael Spence, Alvin Roth, and Robert Aumann – on some « hot topics » covering antitrust law, including merger control, cartels, the politicization of the law, behavioral economics, monopolization on […]

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The Very Best of The Antitrust Religion

Here is the first article of a new series on Concurrentialiste Review in which I summarize books on antitrust law – not by writing an analysis myself, but by taking the “best” extracts from them. That way, you save time and I’m happy, everybody’s a winner! I start with Edwin Rockefeller’s The Antitrust Religion (2007). The author […]

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