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A “PRINCIPLED” APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY

Dennis L. Weisman.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

December 2010; p ublished online June 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Energy and Utilities; Antitrust Issues and Policies. 14031 words.

The Obama administration came into power championing a philosophical shift in regulatory and antitrust policy. The telecommunications industry was singled out by the administration as a...

AT&T AND T-MOBILE: ECONOMIES AS AN ANTITRUST DEFENSE APPLIED

Russell Pittman and Yan Li.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Energy and Utilities; Antitrust Issues and Policies. 6877 words.

From the beginning, the debate on the likely results of the proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA by AT&T focused more on the claims of the parties that “immense” merger efficiencies would...

CAN LOBBYING PREVENT ANTICOMPETITIVE OUTCOMES? EVIDENCE ON CONSUMER MONOPSONY IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Dino Falaschetti.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

December 2008; p ublished online June 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Marketing; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Energy and Utilities; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Law and Economics; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Public Economics. 12089 words.

When basic competition rules cannot stop market power abuses, industry-specific regulations can improve economic performance. But regulations are also more immediately exposed to political...

Corporate power and US economic and environmental policy, 1978–2008

Harland Prechel.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

November 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Energy Economics; Energy and Utilities; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 11004 words.

The analysis here critically evaluates the ‘new corporate environmentalism’ and elaborates a relational theory of the state to explain policy formation in the US electrical energy industry....

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DOES INCENTIVE COMPATIBLE MECHANISM DESIGN INDUCE COMPETITIVE ENTRY?

Sumit K. Majumdar.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

June 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Energy and Utilities; Antitrust Issues and Policies. 10775 words.

This article evaluates the impact of the introduction of incentive regulation on competitive entry in the territories of the firms making up the population of local exchange carriers in the...

THE DOMINANT FIRM REVISITED

Timothy J. Tardiff and Dennis L. Weisman.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2009; p ublished online February 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Energy and Utilities; Antitrust Issues and Policies. 7257 words.

This paper presents a framework for evaluating whether a firm lacks dominance in a particular market despite manifesting relatively high market shares. We show that demand complementarities...

THE ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF ENERGY MERGERS IN EUROPE AND IN SPAIN

Giulio Federico.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Energy and Utilities; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 10392 words.

This article surveys, from an economic perspective, the recent application of merger control in the European energy sector. It considers ten significant transactions in the energy sector:...

AN ECONOMIC APPROACH TOWARDS FINE VALUE OPTIMIZATION FOR ANTIMONOPOLY VIOLATIONS

Sergey Petrov and Aleksandr Shmakov.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Microeconomics; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Energy and Utilities; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Production and Organizations; Market Structure and Pricing; Law and Economics. 5140 words.

The article proposes an approach to the identification of optimal fine value for the Antitrust Law violation based on the analysis of incentives of economic entities to violate the law....

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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MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS IN EUROPEAN AND NORTH AMERICAN ENERGY MARKETS: EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF LEGAL AND OWNERSHIP UNBUNDLING

Stefan Bogner, Stephan M. Gasser and Margarethe Rammerstorfer.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

December 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Regulation; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Energy and Utilities. 8015 words.

Competition and antitrust law aims to prevent companies from engaging in anti-competitive behavior and to promote and protect market competition. In this context, mergers and acquisitions...

THE MISUSE OF PROFIT MARGINS TO INFER MARKET POWER

Robert H. Bork and J. Gregory Sidak.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Energy and Utilities; Microeconomics; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Welfare Economics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Law and Economics; Market Structure and Pricing; Regulation and Industrial Policy. 8112 words.

Profit margins are not reliable evidence from which to infer market power in antitrust cases. The use of accounting profit margins has no economic justification in dominance proceedings....

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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...

Pricing behaviour under competition in the UK electricity supply industry

Monica Giulietti, Jesus Otero and Michael Waterson.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2010; p ublished online September 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Energy and Utilities; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Single Equation Models; Single Variables; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 9658 words.

This paper investigates the evolution of electricity prices for domestic customers in the UK following the introduction of competition. The empirical analysis is based on a panel data set...

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REGULATORY POLICY AND THE REVERSE CELLOPHANE FALLACY

Debra J. Aron and David E. Burnstein.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

December 2010; p ublished online February 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Energy and Utilities; Antitrust Issues and Policies. 9352 words.

A proper economic analysis of whether a regulated firm has—or, more accurately, would, in the absence of regulation, have—market power is a significantly different exercise from a typical...

REREGULATION OR BETTER DEREGULATION? ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF RECENT FCC COMPETITION ACTIONS

Timothy J. Tardiff.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2015; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Energy and Utilities; Antitrust Issues and Policies. 8368 words.

In 1999, 2005, and 2007 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) established approaches for relaxing pricing restrictions for incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) if competition in...

SYSTEMIC EFFICIENCIES IN COMPETITION LAW: EVIDENCE FROM THE ICT INDUSTRY

Konstantinos Stylianou.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Energy and Utilities; Technological Change; Research and Development. 14996 words.

This article introduces the concept of systemic efficiencies, traces its theoretical underpinnings in economics, management, and technology, and applies it to recent high-profile cases....

Target choice and unique synergies in global mobile telephony: a dyadic approach

Jörg Claussen, Rebecca Köhler and Tobias Kretschmer.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

April 2018; p ublished online November 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mergers and Acquisitions; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Energy and Utilities. 9699 words.

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The success of acquisitions rests on detecting and realizing unique synergies between buyer and target through their dyadic relationships. We study...

WHEN A STRANGER CALLS: STANDARDS OUTSIDERS AND UNENCUMBERED PATENTS

Jorge L. Contreras.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Manufacturing; Energy and Utilities; Technological Change; Research and Development. 13633 words.

An extensive literature exists regarding the patent disclosure and licensing commitments made by participants in standards-development organizations (SDOs), and how such commitments affect...