Here below you find the most read articles on CompetitionFeed over the last week.
France’s competition authority on Thursday fined six home appliance makers a total of 189 million euros ($214 million) for price-rigging in 2006 and 2009, the largest penalty it has handed out so far this year. Read More.
Commission imposes binding obligations on TenneT to increase electricity trading capacity between Denmark and Germany
The European Commission has adopted a decision rendering legally binding commitments offered by German grid operator TenneT to significantly increase cross-border flows of electricity between Denmark and Germany. TenneT will ensure that a specific guaranteed capacity is available at all times. Read More.
A recent NBER working paper by Gutiérrez & Philippon has attracted attention from observers who see oligopoly everywhere and activists who want governments to more actively “manage” competition. The analysis in the paper is fundamentally flawed and should not be relied upon by policymakers, regulators, or anyone else. Read More.
This short article forthcoming in the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement offers comments on Judge Leon’s opinion in the AT&T/Time Warner vertical merger litigation. Read More.
Alison Jones and Renato Nazzini
Although competition law and IP law probably pursue complementary goals, competition laws can: (i) affect remedies available for patent infringement; and/or otherwise, (ii) limit the conduct of patentees, particularly when transferring or licensing their patents. Read More.
D Daniel Sokol and Share Oliver Budzinski and Bjoern A. Kuchinke
This paper outlines the modern industrial organization theory of media markets including competition policy implications. After recapturing fundamentals of industrial organization theory in a non-technical way, the state of the art of (i) modern platform economics, (ii) the economics of the so-called sharing economy, and (iii) the economics of data-based business models and data-driven markets is summarized in a detailed way and illustrated by modern media examples.Read More.
Pablo Ibáñez Colomo
Discussions around the relationship between competition law and innovation have been on the rise in the past few years. Read More.
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