Here below you find the most read articles on CompetitionFeed over the last week.
Unions at Tata are now "unconvinced" the proposed merger with the German steel giant Thyssenkrupp should happen. Read More.
FTC Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century Continue with a Discussion of Merger Retrospectives
The hearings will feature opening remarks by FTC Chairman Joe Simons and further remarks by Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, as well as a distinguished set of panelists. Read More.
Today the Bundeskartellamt has published the final report on its inquiry into comparison websites. Read More.
In the U.S., antitrust laws are typically enforced by both the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Read More.
It is often said that applying competition laws to digital marketplaces can be challenging. Read More.
In March 2019, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) issued its first fine on a company for concealing relevant evidence during a dawn raid, fining Fender Musical Instruments Europe Limited (“Fender”) £25,000. Read More.
Richard J. Gilbert
This paper describes a model of research and development (R&D) investment in which firms can choose any number of R&D projects that have independent and identical probabilities of success. Read More.
Tommy Gabrielsen, Bjørn Olav Johansen and Greg Shaffer
Double marginalization refers to the distortion caused by the successive markups of independent firms in a distribution channel. Read More.
Jeong-Yoo Kim and Jihoon Park
In this paper, the authors provide a rationale for why firms issue gift cards or vouchers. Mainly, issuing gift cards can be considered as a collusion-facilitating practice. Read More.
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