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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 118

Valur Thrainsson
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Good morning,

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


FTC's antitrust chief, who spearheaded tech task force, to step down

The Federal Trade Commission, which works with the Justice Department to enforce antitrust law, will lose the head of the Bureau of Competition next month, Chairman Joe Simons said in a statement on Friday. Read More.

The New York Times

Europe’s Margrethe Vestager Takes a Rare Step Toward Big Tech

The E.U.’s top antitrust regulator ordered Broadcom to halt specific practices while the bloc investigates possible anticompetitive activity. Read More.


FCC approves merger of T-Mobile, Sprint on vote split on party lines: sources

T-Mobile US Inc’s (TMUS.O) proposed $26.5 billion tie-up with Sprint Corp (S.N) won formal approval from the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday in a vote split along party lines, two sources told Reuters .Read More.

The New York Times

In House Antitrust Hearing, Lawmakers Focus on Harms to Privacy

House lawmakers on Friday pressed experts on how the market power of major tech platforms could hurt consumer privacy, showing that an antitrust investigation into Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon is growing to include deeper questions about their business models. Read More.

European Commission

Statement by Commissioner Vestager on Commission decision to impose interim measures on Broadcom in TV and modem chipset markets

Today, the Commission has adopted a decision imposing interim measures on Broadcom. Broadcom is the world's largest designer, developer and provider of chips for fixed video and broadband devices. Read More.

International Journal of Industrial Organization

An Empirical Analysis of Competitive Nonlinear Pricing

Gaurab Aryala and Maria F.Gabrielli
We estimate a model of competitive nonlinear pricing with multidimensional preference heterogeneity using individual level data on advertisements bought by local businesses (e.g., doctors, electricians) from two Yellow Page Directories in one U.S. city-market. Read More.

International Journal of Industrial Organization

Cournot Competition in Wholesale Electricity Markets: The Nordic Power Exchange, Nord Pool

Erik Lundin and Thomas P.Tangerås
Horizontal shifts in bid curves observed in wholesale electricity markets are consistent with Cournot competition.Read More.

Working Paper


Ambre Nicolle, Lukasz Grzybowski and Christine Zulehner
In this paper, we assess the impact of competition, investment and regulation on prices of mobile services in France. Read More.

Working Paper

Using the Tools of Industrial Organization to Illuminate the Credit Rating Industry

Lawrence J. White
Until slightly more than a decade ago, the credit rating industry was largely a little-recognized and little-understood part of the financial system. Read More.

CEPA Discussion Papers

Is There a Loyalty-Enhancing Effect of Retroactive Price-Reduction Schemes?

Lisa Bruttel
This paper presents an experiment on the effect of retroactive price-reduction schemes on buyers’ repeated purchase decisions. Read More.

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