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Antitrust Law

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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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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