State-owned enterprises and the de facto protection by antitrust agencies

  Here’s the fifth video of my mini-series dealing with the article entitled “Antitrust Without Romance” (to be downloaded over). This post discusses the independence of antitrust agencies. A lot has been written on the subject, showing that they are, maybe, not ‘so’ independent, because, among other things, they are tied to the parliaments & governments which are funding […]

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Antitrust and moral concepts: recipe for a (very) bad soup

  Here’s the fourth video of my series dealing with the article entitled “Antitrust Without Romance” (to be downloaded over here). This post discusses the use of moral concepts in antitrust law, and I’ll take fairness as an example showing that antitrust law is (1) ineffective, (2) counterproductive and (3) outside the rule of law when it does […]

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The newest trend in antitrust: focusing on the small picture

  Here’s the third video of the short mini-series dealing with my article entitled “Antitrust Without Romance” (to be downloaded over here). This post discusses a trend that is growing in antitrust circles: the demand for the creation of rules applicable to all, taken on the basis of micro-practices committed by a few. First, let’s stress the overall economic trends […]

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Populism at antitrust agencies

  Here’s the second video of the short miniseries dealing with my most recent article, “Antitrust Without Romance” (to be downloaded over here). In this paper, I have studied the extent to which populism thrives within antitrust, and to this end, I have analyzed all of the speeches given by the EU commissioner for competition, the three […]

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Antitrust needs public choice

  Friends, I’m glad to introduce a series of short videos dealing with my most recent article, “Antitrust Without Romance” (to be downloaded over here). The first deals with public choice theory and explains why it’s needed in antitrust. Public choice was introduced in the late 50s and democratized by James Buchanan and Gordon Tullock […]

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Links of May 2019

Please find below the articles that I enjoyed during the month of May 2019. Mostly antitrust-related, but not limited to it. Learn about them on a more regular basis by following me on Twitter at @LeConcurrential. General antitrust: Antitrust Without Romance (Thibault Schrepel) Beware The Unfair Use Of Behavioral Insights By Antitrust Agencies (A Story Of Google And The European Commission) (Thibault Schrepel) A […]

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New article: “Antitrust Without Romance”

Dear friends, I have the distinct pleasure of introducing my newest working paper entitled “Antitrust Without Romance” in which I discuss the extent to which the romantics are taking over antitrust law. To this end, I analyzed all the speeches given by US and EU Commissioners (you’ll find numerous graphs) and showed that they are building on populist […]

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Links of April 2019

Please find below the articles that I enjoyed during the month of April 2019. Mostly antitrust-related, but not limited to it. Learn about them on a more regular basis by following me on Twitter at @LeConcurrential. General antitrust: Podcasts for antitrust law fanatics (Thibault Schrepel) Online Advertising (CPI) No-Fault Digital Platform Monopolization (Marina Lao) What Democratic Contenders Are Missing in the Race to […]

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Podcasts for antitrust law fanatics

I finally made it! Here is a list of all podcasts (I listen to) that antitrust law fanatics may appreciate. I personally find great inspiration for my research while listening to these podcasts and I thought that, perhaps, some of you would enjoy them as well, whether it is to get new information or bold […]

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