NEW ARTICLE: "The Theory of Granularity": Blockchain & Antitrust

Dear friends, Following months of (d̶o̶u̶b̶t̶s̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶b̶u̶s̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶m̶y̶ ̶h̶e̶a̶d̶) research, I am very pleased to share my latest article:...
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The world’s most downloaded antitrust articles of 2019

As for previous years (see 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), here are the world’s most downloaded antitrust articles of 2019 on SSRN. ************ 1. Collusion by...
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Links of December 2019

Please find below the articles that I enjoyed during the month of December 2019. Mostly antitrust-related, but not limited to it. Learn about them...
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Most data doesn't pre-exist = it can't be used for payment or exchange

This post is a response to John’s response to my post entitled “Why you are not paying with your data”...
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Repeal Continental Can

In a world in which competition agencies would always rely on empirical evidence, I would be teaching the following to...
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Understanding the Zero-Price Economy: We’re the Producers, Not the Consumers

Understanding zero-price markets has never been more important. With the FTC reportedly weighing whether to block Facebook’s plans to integrate...
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Why you are not paying with your data

Conferences are full of buzz words and gimmicks. In 2019, two of them are trending: “data is the new oil”, and… “you...
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Links of November 2019

Please find below the articles that I enjoyed during the month of November 2019. Mostly antitrust-related, but not limited to it. Learn about them...
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Anarchy, State, and Blockchain Utopia

Imagine a space in which the Rule of Law does not have the same prevalence it has in the real...
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Links of October 2019

Please find below the articles that I enjoyed during the month of October 2019. Mostly antitrust-related, but not limited to it. Learn about them...
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Dynamic Competition and Online Platforms: join us in Paris on Dec. 4, 2019

I am delighted to announce that registrations for the conference co-organized by the University of Utrecht School of Law and the International Center for...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Links of August 2019

Please find below the articles that I enjoyed during the month of August 2019. Mostly antitrust-related, but not limited to it. Learn about them...
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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...
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Candid impressions from a trip in the heart of the Brazilian antitrust scene

I spent last week in Brazil, where I was invited by the International Chamber of Commerce to discuss blockchain and...
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Links of July 2019

Please find below the articles that I enjoyed during the month of July 2019. Mostly antitrust-related, but not limited to it. Learn about them...
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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...
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I, bleeding finger

  You knew “I, Pencil”? Here comes “I, Bleeding Finger”!
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