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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 100

Valur Thrainsson
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Good morning,

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


Thyssenkrupp expects EU to block Tata steel merger

Thyssenkrupp has said it expects its proposed steel merger with Tata Steel to be blocked by the European Commission over competition concerns. Read More.


U.S. states accuse Teva, other drugmakers, of price-fixing -lawsuit

U.S. states filed a lawsuit accusing Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc of orchestrating a sweeping scheme with 19 other drug companies to inflate drug prices - sometimes by more than 1,000% - and stifle competition for generic drugs, state prosecutors said on Saturday. Read More.


Apple To Face EU Competition Probe Following Spotify Complaint

The European Union plans to launch a formal probe into Apple's App Store after Spotify accused the Californian tech giant of "tilting the playing field to disadvantage competitors," according to the Financial Times. Read More.


ACCC opposes TPG-Vodafone merger

The ACCC has decided to oppose the proposed merger between TPG Telecom Limited (ASX: TPM) and Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Ltd (ASX:HTA). Read More.


FTC Becomes a Founding Member of ICN Framework to Promote Procedural Fairness in Competition Enforcement

On May 1, the Federal Trade Commission registered for the International Competition Network’s Framework for Competition Agency Procedures (CAP), making it a founding member of the ICN’s most recent initiative to promote fair and informed competition enforcement procedures around the world. Read More.

Truth on the Market

Is Amazon Guilty of Predatory Pricing?

In 2014, Benedict Evans, a venture capitalist at Andreessen Horowitz, wrote “Why Amazon Has No Profits (And Why It Works),” a blog post in which he tried to explain Amazon’s business model. Read More.

Revue Concurrentialiste


Let’s play a game: I pretend to write the script of a movie, and you tell me which movie that could be. Read More.

The Antitrust Revolution: Economics, Competition, and Policy

Prices, Market Definition, and the Effects of Merger: Staples-Office Depot (1997)

Serdar Dalkir and Frederick Warren-Boulton
On September 4, 1996, the two largest office superstore chains in the United States, Office Depot and Staples, announced their agreement to merge. Seven months later, the Federal Trade Commission voted 4 to 1 to oppose the merger on the grounds that it was likely to harm competition and lead to higher prices in “the market for the sale of consumable office supplies sold through office superstores.” Read More.

Journal of Competition Law & Economics


Miguel de la Mano Jorge Padilla
In this paper we explore the likely implications of the entry of Big Tech platforms into retail banking and the appropriate response of regulators and policy makers to this new industry development. Read More.

The Journal of Industrial Economics

Resale Price Maintenance in Two‐Sided Markets

Tommy Staahl Gabrielsen, Bjørn Olav Johansen and Teis Lunde Lømo
We consider competing two‐sided platforms selling directly to one side of the market, and through an agent to the other side. Read More.

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