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Ioannis Lianos: “Mind The (Institutional) Gap: Digital Economy, Competition Law and The Toolkit Approach”

Far from its depiction as a well-defined and linear techno-social phenomenon that developed incrementally over the last three decades following a consistent masterplan, the Internet of today has been transformed beyond recognition from its original version. The initial conditions under which the Internet developed were characterised by its distributed technological structure, which relied on an...
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William H. Page & John E. Lopatka: “Parker v. Brown, Legislative Immunity, and Anticompetitive State Regulation”

Dear readers, the Network Law Review is delighted to present you with this month’s guest article by William H. Page, Marshall M. Criser Eminent Scholar Emeritus, University of Florida Levin College of Law, and John E. Lopatka, A. Robert Noll Distinguished Professor of Law, Penn State Law. **** In a recent article, we examine the relationship between the...
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Daniel F. Spulber: “How Do Vertical Mergers Affect Innovation? Learning from Illumina”

"How Do Vertical Mergers Affect Innovation? Learning from Illumina", this month's guest contribution by Daniel F. Spulber, Professor of International Business, Strategy, and Law at Northwestern University. Spoiler alert: there does not appear to be empirical evidence that vertical mergers diminish innovation and harm competition.
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Thomas W. Hazlett: The FTC’s Rendition of the “Cellophane Fallacy”

In the pending case of FTC v. Facebook, the Government alleges price increases for the “free” service. In this zero-price offering, the FTC argues that effective prices have been increased by Facebook by relaxing rules that protect against the use of personal information. These instances have not led to observed declines in quantities demanded (for...
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Dennis W. Carlton: “How to make sensible merger policies?”

Dear readers, I am delighted to present you with this month’s guest article by Dennis W. Carlton, Professor of Economics Emeritus at the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago. All the best, Thibault Schrepel **** Merger policy is a topic of heated debate. At times, the rhetoric on both sides seems exaggerated. Some claim that, partially...
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Jonathan B. Baker: “A Competitive Process Goal Won’t Strengthen Antitrust”

Dear readers, I am delighted to present you with this month’s guest article by Jonathan B. Baker, Research Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law. All the best, Thibault Schrepel **** Antitrust expert Eleanor Fox has insisted for decades that antitrust law’s central norm is to protect the competitive process, not to promote consumer...
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Ariel Ezrachi and Maurice E. Stucke: “The Darker Sides of Digital Platform Innovation”

Dear readers, I am delighted to present you with this month’s guest article by Ariel Ezrachi, Slaughter and May Professor of Competition Law and Director of the University of Oxford Centre for Competition Law and Policy, and Maurice E. Stucke, Douglas A. Blaze Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee and co-founder of the...
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Jonathan M. Barnett and David J. Teece: “Is the West Giving Away the Game?”

Dear readers, I am delighted to present you with this month’s guest article by Jonathan M. Barnett, Torrey H. Webb Professor of Law at the Gould School of Law, University of Southern California, and David J. Teece, Tusher Professor of Global Business in the Institute for Business Innovation, University of California, Berkeley. All the best, Thibault Schrepel...
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Lawrence J. White: “A Riff and a Half on the Delineation of Relevant Markets in Antitrust Cases”

Dear readers, I am delighted to present you with this month’s guest article by Lawrence J. White, Robert Kavesh Professor of Economics at New York University. All the best, Thibault Schrepel **** Introduction The delineation of relevant markets is a too-often neglected area of antitrust discussion. It is boring. It is infrastructure. It is technical. And...
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Renato Nazzini: “Mergers in the Digital Economy”

Dear readers, I am delighted to present you with this month’s guest article by Renato Nazzini, Professor of Law at King’s College London. All the best, Thibault Schrepel **** Mergers in the Digital Economy 1. Introduction For a few years now, legal scholars and policy-makers have been questioning whether existing legal frameworks are fit to address...
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Thomas B. Nachbar: “An America Fit for the Digital Age?”

Dear readers, I am delighted to announce that this month’s guest article is authored by Thomas B. Nachbar, Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. Tom is making the point that primary implications behind recent proposed antitrust reforms are not economic, but political. Tom, thank you very much! All the best, Thibault Schrepel **** An America Fit for the Digital...
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Okeoghene Odudu: “Do competition agencies harm welfare?”

Dear readers, I am delighted to announce that this month’s guest article is authored by Okeoghene Odudu, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law; Fellow in Law, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge. Oke asks whether competition agencies harm welfare, therefore following from Richard Whish’s Concurrentialiste contribution “Do Competition Lawyers Harm Welfare?” footsteps. I am confident that you will enjoy reading this as much as I...
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Richard Epstein: “The Unwise Extension of Antitrust Law to Labor Markets”

Dear readers, I am delighted to announce that this month’s guest article is authored by Richard Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at NYU, and Director of the Classical Liberal Institute. Richard argues that antitrust law shall not be extended to labor markets. I am confident that you will enjoy reading it as much as I did. Richard, thank...
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Richard J. Gilbert: “The American Innovation and Choice Online Act”

Dear readers, I am delighted to announce that thisbe month’s guest article is authored by Richard J. Gilbert, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Berkeley. Richard explores the new bills just introduced in the U.S. Congress to bolsteselr antitrust enforcement. I am confident that you will enjoy reading it as much as I did. Richard, thank you very much! All the...
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Diane Coyle: “Practical approaches to data in competition policy”

Dear readers, I am delighted to announce that this month’s guest article is authored by Diane Coyle, Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the Bennett Institute, University of Cambridge. Diane explores practical approaches to data in competition policy. I am confident that you will enjoy reading it as much as I did. Diane, thank you very much! All the best, Thibault...
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