Here below you find the most read articles on CompetitionFeed over the last two weeks.
Siemens (SIEGn.DE) will not make further concessions to save a rail merger deal with France’s Alstom (ALSO.PA) even after European competition authorities demanded further concessions, sources familiar with the matter said. Read More.
The Bundeskartellamt has prohibited the launch of a joint venture between Miba AG, Laakirchen (Austria), and Zollern GmbH & Co. KG, Sigmaringen. Read More.
The Court of Justice confirms that the Commission’s decision prohibiting the acquisition of TNT Express by UPS must be annulled due to procedural irregularity
The General Court was right in finding that the Commission infringed UPS’s rights of the defence. Read More.
The hearing in Lundbeck will take place on Thursday of next week. Readers of the blog know that this is a case that I have been following with keen interest (see for instance here). Read More.
The past year the EU commission and numerous competition authorities have addressed the matter of applying competition law to online platforms. Read More.
Creativity, despite its importance, is rarely studied by economists. Read More.
2019 is unfolding as an important year for competition cases at the European Commission, as well as in other jurisdictions around the world. Read More.
Thomas P.Triebsa and Michael G.Pollitt
Privatization increases plant productivity because of a change in owners objectives not an improvement in incentives. The productivity effect of privatization dominates the effect of competition. Read More.
Janusz A. Ordover, J. Gregory Sidak & Robert D. Willig
In his forthcoming article, The AT&T/Time Warner Merger: Judge Leon Garbled Professor Nash, Professor Steven Salop attempts but fails to cast doubts on Judge Leon’s decision dismissing the government’s challenge to the proposed merger of AT&T and Time Warner. Read More.
Patrick T Harker
After arguing that collusion by software programs which choose pricing rules without any human intervention is not a violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act, the paper offers a path toward making collusion by autonomous artificial agents unlawful. Read More.
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