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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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Peter G. Klein: “Who Owns My Data?“

Dear readers, I am delighted to announce that this month’s guest article is authored by Peter G. Klein, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. Peter explores whether we “own” our data (we don’t), and what it means for public policy. I am confident that you will enjoy reading it as much as I did....
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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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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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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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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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A. Douglas Melamed (guest article): “Acquisitions of Nascent Competitors under Section 2 of the Sherman Act”

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 February is authored by A. Douglas Melamed, Professor of the Practice of Law at Stanford University. In it, Doug explains that the (multiple) acquisitions of nascent competitors by monopolists might violate Section 2. He goes...
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