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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 78

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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


European Greens pick favorites for European Commission president

The European Greens picked Germany’s Ska Keller and Dutchman Bas Eickhout as co-candidates for European Commission president, at the party’s congress Saturday, making them the faces of the party’s campaign in the May 2019 European election. Read More.


How much for that app? U.S. top court hears Apple antitrust dispute

When iPhone users want to edit blemishes out of their selfies, identify stars and constellations or simply join the latest video game craze, they turn to Apple Inc’s App Store, where any software application they buy also includes a 30 percent cut for Apple. Read More.


J Sainsbury PLC / Asda Group Ltd merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated merger between J Sainsbury Plc and Asda Group Ltd. Read More.

European Commission

Commission opens investigation into airline ticket distribution services

The European Commission has opened a formal investigation to assess whether agreements between booking system providers Amadeus and Sabre on the one hand, and airlines and travel agents on the other, may restrict competition in breach of EU antitrust rules. Read More.


FTC Requests Public Comment on an Application from Praxair and Linde to Approve Sale of an Industrial Gases Plant to Celanese Ltd.

The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application from industrial gas suppliers Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG to divest a hydrogen gas and carbon monoxide gas plant to Celanese Ltd. Read More.

Truth on the Market

EU markets are more competitive than U.S. markets? Not so fast

A recent NBER working paper by Gutiérrez & Philippon attempts to link differences in U.S. and EU antitrust enforcement and product market regulation to differences in market concentration and corporate profits. Read More.

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 18-35

Will the FTC’s Success Continue?

Timothy J. Muris,
The FTC has enjoyed great success for decades, and I address four topics here in this paper presented at the opening session of the FTC’s “Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. Read More.


Google, our “God”?

Hal Varian
When grappling with competition issues in the digital economy, Google is often the first name to come up. Read More.

Edward Elgar

Private Enforcement of EU Competition Law The Impact of the Damages Directive

Pier Luigi Parcu and Giorgio Monti,
During the past decade, the use of private enforcement within competition law has gradually increased throughout Europe but major differences still exist among Member States. Read More.

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