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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 86

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

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

The New York Times

E.U. Suspects 8 Banks of Colluding on Bond Sales

The European Commission said the banks, which it did not name, may have breached antitrust rules by coordinating strategies for buying and selling European government bonds. Read More.


Sainsbury's-Asda deal could live with upwards of 132 store disposals: UBS

The proposed merger of Sainsbury’s and rival supermarket operator Asda would be viable even if regulators forced the group to dispose of 132 stores or more, Sainsbury’s house broker UBS said on Tuesday. Read More.

Department of Justice

Justice Department Announces Multiple Charges for Price-Fixing Conspiracies in Customized Promotional Products Industry

A federal grand jury in Houston returned an indictment yesterday against Taiwan-based G Nova Corporation and its Chief Executive Officer Yeh Fei Chu, aka Jim Chu, for participating in a conspiracy to fix prices of Koozies (foam or fabric sleeves that thermally insulate beverage containers such as cans or bottles) sold in the United States, the Department of Justice announced today. Read More.


Does hospital competition reduce rates of patient harm in the English NHS?

Paper exploring whether hospital competition reduces rates of patient harm in the English NHS. Read More.


Competition Policy in the era of digitization

DG Comp held its much heralded conference about “Competition Policy in the area of digitization” a few days ago. Read More.

Truth on the Market

The Australian approach to “consumer protection” policy is a threat to consumer welfare and free speech

The US Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights recently held hearings to see what, if anything, the U.S. might learn from the approaches of other countries regarding antitrust and consumer protection. US lawmakers would do well to be wary of examples from other jurisdictions, however, that are rooted in different legal and cultural traditions. Read More.

VOX CEPR Policy Portal

Ownership structure and productivity of multinationals

Çağatay Bircan
This column provides new evidence that multinationals’ productivity effects may be previously under-estimated. Results suggest that ownership structure of multinationals and foreign acquisitions play an important role in driving aggregate productivity growth.Read More.

VOX CEPR Policy Portal

Artificial intelligence, algorithmic pricing, and collusion

Emilio Calvano, Giacomo Calzolari, Vincenzo Denicolò, Sergio Pastorello
Antitrust agencies are concerned that the autonomous pricing algorithms increasingly used by online vendors may learn to collude. Read More.

Tuck School of Business Working Paper No. 3285161

Institutional Horizontal Shareholdings and Generic Entry in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Jin Xie and Joseph J. Gerakos
Brand-name pharmaceutical companies often file lawsuits against generic drug manufacturers that challenge the monopoly status of patent-protected drugs. Read More.

Working Paper

Foreign Competition and Domestic Innovation: Evidence from U.S. Patents

David Autor, David Dorn, Gordon H. Hanson, Gary Pisano and Pian Shu
The competitive shock to the U.S. manufacturing sector spurred by rising China import competition could either catalyze or stifle innovation. Read More.

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