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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 54

Valur Thrainsson
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Good morning,

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

The New York Times

What the Microsoft Antitrust Case Taught Us

Twenty years ago today, Microsoft was sued by the Department of Justice and a coalition of 20 state attorneys general (including one of us, Mr. Blumenthal, of Connecticut) for violating federal antitrust law. Read More.


Walgreen, Kroger, Albertsons, HEB sue Allergan over dry-eye drug

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Allergan Inc was sued on Wednesday by four large U.S. retailers that accused the drugmaker of antitrust violations for trying to stop rivals from selling generic versions of Restasis, its medication to treat dry-eye disease. Read More.

General Court of the European Union

The Commission must re-examine the request made by Lufthansa and Swiss concerning the waiver of their pricing commitments for the Zurich-Stockholm route

In 2005 the Commission cleared, subject to conditions, the planned acquisition of Swiss by Lufthansa, a founding member of Star Alliance (the largest global airline alliance). Read More.

Truth on the Market

The net neutrality CRA may be the most tedious piece of political theater ever

At this point, only the most masochistic and cynical among DC’s policy elite actually desire for the net neutrality conflict to continue. Read More.

Covington Competition

German-Austrian draft Guidance on transaction value thresholds for pre-merger notification

On 14 May 2018, Germany’s and Austria’s competition authorities published a draft guidance paper on the transaction value-based merger control thresholds which had been introduced last year. Read More.

European Journal of Law and Economics, Forthcoming

The Economic Analysis of Antitrust Consents

Joshua D. Wright and Douglas H. Ginsburg
Henry G. Manne, our friend, Mentor, and colleague, was a pioneer in the economic analysis of law. By consistently challenging the notion that existing institutions were well understood, he expanded the domain of economics to new and fertile ground. Read More.

Review of Industrial Organization

Do Airlines Pad Their Schedules?

Silke J. Forbes, Mara Lederman and Zhe Yuan
We analyze how schedule times, actual flight times and on-time performance have changed in the U.S. airline industry between 1990 and 2016. Read More.

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12759

Horizontal Mergers and Product Innovation

Giulio Federico, Gregor Langus and Tommaso M. Valletti
We set up a stylized oligopoly model of uncertain product innovation to analyze the effects of a merger on innovation incentives and on consumer surplus. Read More.

Journal of European Competition Law & Practice

Recent Developments in EU Merger Remedies

Christopher Cook Vladimir Novak Sven Frisch
Halfway through her five-year term as Competition Commissioner, Margrethe Vestager has established a reputation for subjecting mergers to heavy scrutiny. Read More.

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