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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 71

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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


EU regulators want to know if merchants hurt by Amazon copies

EU antitrust regulators are asking retailers and manufacturers whether Amazon’s (AMZN.O) sales of own brand products similar to theirs have harmed their business, a move which could lead to a formal case and possibly fines against the U.S. tech giant. Read More.


UKCN consumer remedies project: lessons learned report

A report providing an overview of the main achievements and lessons learned from the UKCN’s collaboration on remedies in consumer markets. Read More.


U.S. Privilege Following Akzo Nobel v. European Commission

Lawyers who have been paying attention to such things might recall the predicted fallout from the decision in Akzo Chemicals Ltd v. European Commission, Case C-550/07-P (September 14, 2010). Read More.

Kluwer Competition Law Blog

The battle of the ‘object’ box – Appeals Tribunal hands down important precedent pushing back Danish NCA

The question of what constitutes a restriction of competition ‘by object’ has forever been intensely discussed and heavily litigated across the EU. As AG Kokott stated in her opinion in T-Mobile, the existence of an ‘object’ box is justified by the benefit of legal certainty and, not least, the need for conserving resources of competition authorities. Read More.

Truth on the Market

Putting Politics over Policy at the FCC

FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel penned an article this week on the doublespeak coming out of the current administration with respect to trade and telecom policy. Read More.


Does Amazon Lose on Retail? Numbers Say No - Disruptive Competition Project

A recent article from The Information detailing Amazon’s current retail profits calls into question an assertion occasionally made about Amazon’s retail operations. Read More.

Forthcoming, Antitrust Chronicle, 2018

Vertical Mergers and the MFN Thicket in Television

Erik Hovenkamp and Neel U. Sukhatme
Increasingly, cable and satellite TV services (known as “MVPDs”) seek to acquire upstream programming creators, as illustrated by AT&T’s recent merger with Time-Warner. At the same time, the pay-TV industry is rife with “most-favored nation” (MFN) agreements, which can sharply constrict the competitive process. Read More.

Working Paper

How Accurate is the Coordinate Price Pressure Index to Predict Mergers’ Coordinated Effects?

Ivaldi, Marc and Lagos, Vicente
The Coordinate Price Pressure Index (CPPI) measures the incentives of two competitors to engage in a particular type of Parallel Accommodating Conduct (PAC). Read More.


New Evidence on the Markup of Prices over Marginal Costs and the Role of Mega-Firms in the US Economy

Robert Hall
The markup of price over marginal cost reveals market power. Read More.

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