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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 21/2022

Valur Thrainsson
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Did MNOs collectively pull the plug on retailer? Europe's top mobile operators EE, Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Vodafone and Telefónica and made claims are... Read more.
The European Commission should take a tougher approach to former staffers’ moves to the private sector, European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly said following a wide-ranging inquiry. Read more.
A U.S. federal appeals court ruled that four Class I railroads must bear the burden on what internal documents can be excluded from two lawsuits about fuel surcharges and price fixing activity in the early 2000s. Read more.
A federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Texas returned an indictment charging a military contractor for rigging bids on public military contracts in Texas and Michigan and defrauding the United States. Read more.
On 17 May the European Commission has started unannounced inspections at the premises of companies active in the fashion industry in several Member States. In parallel, the Commission has sent out formal requests for information to several companies active in the fashion sector.  Read more.
Newly released documents and research are shining light on the expansive, and expensive, influence campaign being waged by American Edge Project (AEP), the Facebook supported anti-regulatory attack dog. Read more.
This post is the second instalment of the series decidated to the Court of Justice’s ruling in Servizio Elettrico Nazionale (see here for the first instalment). This time, I turn to what is… Read more.
On 12 May 2022, the European Court of Justice delivered its preliminary ruling in response to a number of questions referred to it by an Italian court tasked to assess whether the use of customer data (legitimately collected by the ENEL group during a legal monopoly position) to target offers to those same customers once... Read more.
Namibian Competition Watchdog Probes Alleged Collusion Between Law Firm and Bank Namibia’s Competition Commission (the “NaCC”) has begun a Section 33 investigation into the allege… Read more.
Stephen Davies
This work addresses the widespread concern that the forces of competition are weakening worldwide. Much of the evidence for this comes from traditional concentration indices which are notoriously flawed: conceptually they derive from static theory and cannot discriminate between efficiency and market power; empirically, they employ over-aggregate market definitions and ignore international competition. Read more.
Matthew J. Bloomfield, Henry L. Friedman and Hwa Young Kim
The negative effects of common ownership on competition have received significant attention, but many proposed mechanisms for institutional investor influence seem implausible. We develop and test an analytical model of optimal compensation in an oligopoly with common ownership, focusing on revenue-based pay as a plausible channel through which institutional investors might influence competition. Our model implies a negative effect of common ownership on firms' use of revenue-based pay. Read more.
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