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GOOGLE AND THE PROPER ANTITRUST SCRUTINY OF ORPHAN BOOKS

Jerry A. Hausman and J. Gregory Sidak.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2009; p ublished online August 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Law and Economics; Technological Change; Research and Development. 12198 words.

We examine the consumer-welfare implications of Google's project to scan a large proportion of the world's books into digital form and to make these works accessible to consumers through...

THE GOOGLE BOOK SEARCH SETTLEMENT: A NEW ORPHAN-WORKS MONOPOLY?

Randal C. Picker.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2009; p ublished online August 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Technological Change; Research and Development; Market Structure and Pricing. 12020 words.

This paper considers the proposed settlement agreement between Google and the Authors Guild relating to Google Book Search (GBS). I focus on three issues that raise antitrust and...

INCENTIVE EFFECTS FROM DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO HOLDUP MITIGATION SURROUNDING PATENT REMEDIES AND STANDARD-SETTING ORGANIZATIONS

F. Scott Kieff and Anne Layne-Farrar.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

December 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Property Law; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); General Economics; Technological Change; Research and Development; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Production and Organizations; Market Structure and Pricing; Law and Economics. 16313 words.

Debates about patent policy often focus on the potential for the threat of a court-imposed remedy for patent infringement to cause manufacturing entities and others to suffer patent holdup,...

INNOVATION AND THE LIMITS OF ANTITRUST

Geoffrey A. Manne and Joshua D. Wright.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic Methodology; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 22548 words.

Frank Easterbrook's seminal analysis of error-cost minimization in The Limits of Antitrust has special relevance to antitrust intervention in markets where innovation is a critical...

INNOVATION SPILLOVERS AND THE “DIRT ROAD” FALLACY: THE INTELLECTUAL BANKRUPTCY OF BANNING OPTIONAL TRANSACTIONS FOR ENHANCED DELIVERY OVER THE INTERNET

J. Gregory Sidak and David J. Teece.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2010; p ublished online July 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Energy and Utilities; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Law and Economics; Industry Studies; Regulation and Industrial Policy. 32495 words.

In October 2009, the Federal Communications Commission proposed “net neutrality” regulations, including a new rule that would have the effect of banning optional business-to-business...

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Institutional Support of the Firm: A Theory of Business Registries

Benito Arruñada.

in Journal of Legal Analysis

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Economic Development. 0 words.

Registering originative business contracts allows entrepreneurs and creditors to choose, and courts to enforce, market-friendly “contract” rules that protect innocent third parties when...

Investor Protection and Interest Group Politics

Lucian A. Bebchuk and Zvika Neeman.

in The Review of Financial Studies

March 2010; p ublished online June 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Financial Institutions and Services; Corporate Governance; Law and Economics; Economic Development. 15207 words.

We model how three groups—insiders in existing public companies, institutional investors, and entrepreneurs planning to take firms public—compete for influence over politicians setting the...

Is the World Flat? Country- and Firm-Level Determinants of Law Compliance

Alberto Chong and Mark Gradstein.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

August 2011; p ublished online June 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Economywide Country Studies; Production and Organizations; Economic Development. 8234 words.

This research revisits the effects of a country’s institutional framework on individual firms’ behavior, focusing, in particular, on firms’ propensity to comply with legal rules. We purport...

Labour migration policy and constitutional change in Scotland

David N. F. Bell, Allan Findlay, David McCollum and Robert E. Wright.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; International Factor Movements and International Business; Demographic Economics; Economic Development. 6340 words.

Scotland is holding a referendum on independence in 2014, which implies that the Scottish government would become responsible for migration policy in the event of a ‘Yes’ vote. Control over...

Law, finance and innovation: the dark side of shareholder protection

Filippo Belloc.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Law and Economics; Production and Organizations; Capitalist Systems. 12516 words.

Proponents of minority shareholder protection state that national legal institutions protecting small investors boost stock markets and, in turn, the long-term performance of countries. In...

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THE MEANING OF FRAND, PART II: INJUNCTIONS

J. Gregory Sidak.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Technological Change; Research and Development; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Manufacturing; Law and Economics; Contract Law. 33063 words.

Under what conditions may the holder of standard-essential patents (SEPs) seek to enjoin an infringing implementer without breaching the SEP holder's contract with the standard-setting...

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Multinational corporations’ economic and human rights impacts on developing countries: a review and research agenda

Elisa Giuliani and Chiara Macchi.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2014; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; International Factor Movements and International Business; Economic Development. 22064 words.

Developing countries are attracting a significant portion of global foreign direct investments. Governments of such countries often compete fiercely for attracting multinational...

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The myth of the early aviation patent hold-up—how a US government monopsony commandeered pioneer airplane patents

Ron D. Katznelson and John Howells.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

February 2015; p ublished online March 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Property Law; Technological Change; Research and Development; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Economic History; Manufacturing; Law and Economics; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 27018 words.

The prevailing historical accounts of the formation of the US aircraft “patent pool” in 1917 assume the US government necessarily intervened to alleviate a patent hold-up among private...

NET NEUTRALITY AND CONSUMER WELFARE

Gary S. Becker, Dennis W. Carlton and Hal S. Sider.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Energy and Utilities; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Law and Economics; Industry Studies; Regulation and Industrial Policy. 9346 words.

The Federal Communications Commission's proposed net neutrality rules would, among other things, prohibit broadband access providers from prioritizing traffic, charging differential prices...

PATENT HOLDUP AND OLIGOPSONISTIC COLLUSION IN STANDARD-SETTING ORGANIZATIONS

J. Gregory Sidak.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2009; p ublished online March 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Technological Change; Research and Development; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Market Structure and Pricing; Law and Economics. 31440 words.

Current controversies over patent policy place standard-setting organizations (SSOs) on a collision course with antitrust law. Recent theoretical research conjectures that, in an SSO,...

The political economy of financial development

Sourafel Girma and Anja Shortland.

in Oxford Economic Papers

October 2008; p ublished online September 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Financial Regulation; Capitalist Systems; Economic Development. 11217 words.

Political economy theories of financial development argue that in countries where a narrow elite controls political decisions, financial development may be obstructed to deny access to...

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PROPERTY AS PLATFORM: COORDINATING STANDARDS FOR TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION

Henry E. Smith.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

December 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Property Law; Law and Economics; Production and Organizations. 16300 words.

This article examines the coordination of inputs to the development and use of technology as a problem in the theory of property. Recent misunderstanding of property, in terms of both the...

Revisiting Antitrust Limits to Probabilistic Patent Disputes: Strategic Entry and Asymmetric Information

Jing-Yuan Chiou and Richard Schmidtke.

in American Law and Economics Review

December 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Law and Economics; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 10092 words.

We consider separately strategic entry and asymmetric information in the design of the settlement policy governing patent disputes, with a focus on Shapiro's (2003) consumer protection...

THE TROUBLED PATH OF THE LOCK-IN MOVEMENT

Stan J. Liebowitz and Stephen E. Margolis.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2013; p ublished online December 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Law and Economics; Technological Change; Research and Development. 12669 words.

Paul David (in his article “Clio and the Economics of QWERTY”), Brian Arthur (in his article “Competing Technologies, Increasing Returns, and Lock-In by Historical Events”), and others...

VIRAL OPEN SOURCE: COMPETITION VS. SYNERGY

Michal S. Gal.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Technological Change; Research and Development. 17297 words.

The creation of free and open source software (FOSS) through social networks has been celebrated as one of the most interesting and inspiring developments of the information age. The main...