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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 127

Valur Thrainsson
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Good morning,

Here below you find the most relevant articles on CompetitionFeed over the last week.


EU resumes probe into Boeing-Embraer deal, sets new April 30 deadline

The European Union’s antitrust regulators have resumed their investigation into Boeing’s (BA.N) deal to buy the commercial arm of Brazil’s Embraer (EMBR3.SA), according to a filing posted on the EU’s website on Thursday. Read More.


Regulation and competition: a review of the evidence

A review of the evidence on the impact of regulation on competition in the UK. Read More.


Joint Vertical Merger Guidelines (Draft Released for Public Comment)

These Guidelines outline the principal analytical techniques, practices and enforcement policy of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission (the “Agencies”) with respect to vertical mergers and acquisitions (“vertical mergers”) under the federal antitrust laws. Read More.

Kluwer Competition Law Blog

ACM has Imposed a Fine of 1.84 million Euros for Deleting WhatsApp Chat Conversations During a Dawn Raid

Dawn raids may become a nerve-racking experience for companies that are under scrutiny of competition authorities and their employees. During a dawn raid, which is performed without prior notice, employees of the relevant undertaking who lack proper training may act in a way that can expose their companies to monetary fine. Read More.


Persistent myths in competition law (V): ‘there is no such thing as an abuse by object (or by effect) under Article 102 TFEU’

What a better way to start blogging in 2020, I tell myself, than writing a new instalment of a series that kept me busy last year. Read More.

CoRe Blog

The antitrust books you should’ve read in 2019 [part 1]

While the past year may not have been spectacular on all fronts, it was a very good one when it came to the publication of antitrust books. New editions of authoritative textbooks were published, including the 7th edition of Jones & Sufrin (the 9th edition of Whish & Bailey was released in 2018). Read More.

Revue Leconcurrentialiste


As for previous years, here are the world’s most downloaded antitrust articles of 2019 on SSRN. Read More.

International Journal of Industrial Organization

Substitution Between Online Distribution Channels: Evidence from the Oslo Hotel Market

Arthur Cazaubiel, Morgane Cure, Bjørn Olav Johansen and Thibaud Vergé
Using an exhaustive database of bookings in one large chain of hotels active in Oslo (2013-2016), we estimate a nested-logit demand model that allows us to evaluate substitution patterns between online distribution channels. Read More.

CEP Discussion Paper

Competition and Pass-Through: Evidence from Isolated Markets

Christos Genakos and Mario Pagliero
We measure how pass-through varies with competition in isolated oligopolistic markets with captive consumers. Read More.

NBER Working Papers

Are Price-Cost Markups Rising in the United States? A Discussion of the Evidence

Susanto Basu
A number of recent papers have argued that US firms exert increasing market power, as measured by their markups of price over marginal cost. Read More.

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Valur Þráinsson
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