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Antitrust Law

“Computational Antitrust”

I am pleased to be introducing the Computational Antitrust project at Stanford University’s CodeX Center (visit the website). The project gathers over 40 antitrust agencies and 30 scholars. Ambition Computational law is a branch of legal informatics concerned with the mechanization of legal analysis (whether done by humans or machines). Deriving from it, the “Computational Antitrust” project at...
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The world’s most downloaded antitrust articles of 2020

As in previous years (see 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019), here are the world’s most downloaded antitrust and competition law articles of 2020 on SSRN. ************ 1. Blockchain Code as Antitrust by Thibault Schrepel & Vitalik Buterin Berkeley Technology Law Journal (2.783 downloads) In this article, the authors show that blockchain can help in reaching the goals of antitrust...
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Competition Stories: November & December 2020

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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Joshua D. Wright & Alexander Krzepicki (guest article): “Rethinking Foreclosure Analysis in Antitrust Law: From Standard Stations to Google”

Dear readers, As previously announced, I am incredibly happy and honored to publish guest articles written by the world’s most renowned antitrust scholars every month of the year 2020. The one for December is authored by Joshua D. Wright, University Professor at George Mason University, and Alexander Krzepicki, J.D. student at George Mason Law School. In it, Josh and Alexander revisit the concept of foreclosure and apply their...
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Alison Jones (guest article): “Spotlight On Cartels: Bid Rigging Affecting Public Procurement”

Dear readers, As previously announced, I am incredibly happy and honored to publish guest articles written by the world’s most renowned antitrust scholars every month of the year 2020. The one for November is authored by Alison Jones, Professor of Competition Law at King’s College London. In it, Alison highlights the importance of not abandoning the (crucial) issue of bid-rigging in public procurement (and, more generally,...
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Resources for antitrust law students

Over the last couple of months, I’ve published several articles and chronicles with the hope that they could benefit antitrust (U.S.) and competition law (E.U.) students (as well as the community?!). Today, I am gathering them all in the same place. Here we go. 1 – Literature: U.S. antitrust professors’ favorite articles: link Here, you will find a...
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Competition Stories: September & October 2020

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...
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Mark A. Lemley & Andrew McCreary (guest article): How Venture Capital’s “Exit Strategy” Drives Tech Industry Concentration

Dear readers, As previously announced, I am incredibly happy and honored to publish guest articles written by the world’s most renowned antitrust scholars every month of the year 2020. The one for October is authored by Mark A. Lemley, the William H. Neukom Professor at Stanford Law School and a partner at Durie Tangri LLP, & Andrew McCreary, a student at Stanford Law School and Stanford...
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Newsletters for antitrust law enthusiasts

Last year, I published a list of podcasts for antitrust law enthusiasts. I am pleased to be posting a new list, this time around, about newsletters. Not all of them are antitrust-centered, but they (all) contribute to keeping me up-to-date. In fact, I find that reading them (religiously) is a small commitment from which I derive a significant benefit. So, here we...
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Nicolas Petit (guest article): “Digital Markets and the Incipiency Attitude in EU Antitrust Law”

Dear readers, As previously announced, I am incredibly happy and honored to publish guest articles written by the world’s most renowned antitrust scholars every month of the year 2020. The one for September is authored by Nicolas Petit, Joint Chair in Competition Law at the European University Institute, and the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies. In it, Nicolas explores the incipiency attitude in EU antitrust...
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Antitrust law professors’ favorite articles

Last year, I asked European professors of competition law to list their three favorite articles ever written in the field (they’re here). Today, I am delighted to be publishing the American counterpart. About 30 antitrust law professors have sent me their contribution–for which I am very grateful. Our antitrust family doesn’t agree on everything (to say the...
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Michael Carrier (guest article): “Why Do Courts Err in Pharmaceutical Antitrust Cases?”

Dear readers, As previously announced, I am incredibly happy and honored to publish guest articles written by the world’s most renowned antitrust scholars every month of the year 2020. The one for August is authored by Michael A. Carrier, Distinguished Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School. In it, Michael explores why courts have been making fundamental mistakes when it comes to pharmaceutical antitrust. I...
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Google, Facebook, and Amazon are no platforms

EDIT: a more academic version of this article is now available at the Oxford Journal of European Competition Law & Practice: link. *** It’s been a while since I wanted to write about Ben Thompson’s aggregation theory because it has significant implications for antitrust law. Today is the day I’m finally doing it. Yay. 1- Platforms vs. aggregators Before...
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“Blockchain Code as Antitrust” in video

Dear all, Vitalik and I are very pleased to present you with this 12-minute video discussing (part of) our article entitled “Blockchain Code as Antitrust” (link). Thank you for watching!
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Frédéric Jenny (guest article): “Market adjustments, Competition Law and the Covid-19 Pandemic”

Dear readers, As previously announced, I am incredibly happy and honored to publish guest articles written by several of the world’s most renowned antitrust scholars every month of the year 2020. The one for July is authored by Frédéric Jenny, Professor of Economics at ESSEC Business School, and Chairman of the OECD Competition Committee. In it, Frédéric discusses how competition agencies have been responding to the challenges...
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