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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 69

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

Amazon Dominates as a Merchant and Platform. Europe Sees Reason to Worry.

For many independent merchants who sell their goods on Amazon, there has long been deep concern that if the e-commerce giant saw a particular product selling well, the company would duplicate it, but at a lower price. Read More.

European Commission

Commission opens formal investigation into possible collusion between BMW, Daimler and the VW group on clean emission technology

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether BMW, Daimler and VW (Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche) colluded, in breach of EU antitrust rules, to avoid competition on the development and roll-out of technology to clean the emissions of petrol and diesel passenger cars. Read More.

CMA

Sainsbury’s / Asda merger referred for in-depth investigation

The proposed merger between J Sainsbury PLC and Asda Group Ltd is being referred for an in-depth Phase 2 investigation. Read More.

FTC

FTC Hearing #1: Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

The Federal Trade Commission will begin its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century with a full-day session, co-sponsored with and held at the Georgetown University Law Center, on September 13, 2018. Read More.

NREA

A Modern Approach to M&A

THE COMPETITIVE DYNAMICS OF THE RETAIL INDUSTRY HAVE CHANGED DRAMATICALLY AND SO TOO HAVE REGULATORS’ APPROACH TO ASSESSING ANTITRUST RISK. Read More.


Review of Industrial Organization

Economics at the Antitrust Division: 2017–2018

This article describes some of the work of Antitrust Division economists over the past year, with a focus on modeling. Read More.



Review of Industrial Organization

Merger Guidelines and the Limits of Our Understanding

The merger guidelines have evolved from a structural standard for determining the legality of mergers to an open-ended evaluation that attempts to predict whether some specific harm to competition is likely. Read More.



DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1738

Common Ownership and Market Entry: Evidence from Pharmaceutical Industry

Melissa Newham, Jo Seldeslachts, Albert Banal-Estañol Our model shows that for sufficiently high levels of common ownership, the classical idea of entry decisions being strategic substitutes can be reversed into being strategic complements. Our empirical results provide some support for these predictions. Read More.



German Monopolies Commission

German Monopolies Commission translates reports into English on AI collusion, common ownership and inter-sectoral market power development

The German Monopolies Commission just published English translations of its Biennial Report's sections on price algorithms, common ownership, and inter-sectoral market power developments. Read More.


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