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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...

THE ANTITRUST CONSUMER WELFARE PARADOX

Barak Y. Orbach.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2011; p ublished online December 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Welfare Economics; Antitrust Issues and Policies. 14396 words.

“Consumer welfare” is the only articulated goal of antitrust law in the United States. It became the governing standard following the 1978 publication of Robert Bork's The Antitrust Paradoxnull...

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...

Can the failing firm defence rule be counterproductive?

Helder Vasconcelos.

in Oxford Economic Papers

April 2013; p ublished online September 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Market Structure and Pricing. 10708 words.

The present paper investigates the role of the failing firm defence (FFD) concept in the merger control process within a Cournot setting where (i) endogenous mergers are motivated by...

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CHINESE MERGER CONTROL: PATTERNS AND IMPLICATIONS

Xinzhu Zhang and Vanessa Yanhua Zhang.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

June 2010; p ublished online December 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Mergers and Acquisitions; Antitrust Issues and Policies. 8470 words.

China's Anti-Monopoly Law went into effect on August 1, 2008. Even though enforcement authorities tend to build their capacity progressively, China has already seen three milestone case...

Competition law in the Philippines: economic, legal, and institutional context

Mel Marquis.

in Journal of Antitrust Enforcement

April 2018; p ublished online August 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Law and Economics; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Economic Development; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity. 23529 words.

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Where democracy is fragile and institutions function poorly, particularly in a developing country, competition law faces tremendous challenges....

Do expert agencies outperform generalist judges? Some preliminary evidence from the Federal Trade Commission

Joshua D. Wright and Angela M. Diveley.

in Journal of Antitrust Enforcement

April 2013; p ublished online December 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Regulation and Industrial Policy. 8539 words.

In the context of US antitrust law, many commentators have recently called for an expansion of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) adjudicatory decision-making authority pursuant to...

DO PATENT HOLDUP AND ROYALTY STACKING LEAD TO SYSTEMATICALLY EXCESSIVE ROYALTIES?

Einer Elhauge.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2008; p ublished online September 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Property Law; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Regulation and Industrial Policy. 17228 words.

Some recent literature has concluded that patent remedies result in systematically excessive royalties because of holdup and stacking problems. This article shows that this literature is...

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...

DOES THE FTC'S THEORY OF PRODUCT HOPPING PROMOTE COMPETITION?

Dennis W. Carlton, Fredrick A. Flyer and Yoad Shefi.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Economics of Health; Technological Change; Research and Development. 5423 words.

This article evaluates the effect on competition of adopting the FTC's product hopping theory as an antitrust doctrine. Courts have disagreed on the merits of the theory. According to this...

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...

DYNAMIC COMPETITION IN ANTITRUST LAW

J. Gregory Sidak and David J. Teece.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

December 2009; p ublished online November 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Law and Economics; Technological Change; Research and Development. 21989 words.

How would competition policy be shaped if it were to explicitly favor Schumpeterian (dynamic) competition over neoclassical (static) competition? Schumpeterian competition is the kind of...

AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE AT&T-T-MOBILE USA WIRELESS MERGER

Stanley M. Besen, Stephen D. Kletter, Serge X. Moresi, Steven C. Salop and John R. Woodbury.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Antitrust Issues and Policies. 11309 words.

On March 20, 2011, wireless provider AT&T announced its intention to merge with T-Mobile USA, a competing wireless provider. This article reviews the economic analysis of this proposed...

EFFICIENCY METRICS FOR COMPETITION POLICY IN NETWORK INDUSTRIES

Timothy J. Tardiff.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

December 2010; p ublished online December 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Law and Economics; Technological Change; Research and Development. 5710 words.

In evaluating competition and regulatory policies, economists typically emphasize the extent to which such policies promote economic efficiency. The outcome of such evaluations—particularly...

AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF SECONDARY LINE PRICE DISCRIMINATION MOTIVATIONS

Hagit Bulmash.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

June 2012; p ublished online April 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General; Econometric and Statistical Methods; Special Topics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Law and Economics; Regulation and Industrial Policy. 14707 words.

The prohibition of secondary line price discrimination stated in the Robinson-Patman Act probably still affects more business decisions than any other antitrust law. This article applies a...

EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE OF CONSUMER RESPONSE IN REGULATED MARKETS

Catherine Waddams Price and Minyan Zhu.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Regulation and Industrial Policy. 13243 words.

The U.K. Competition and Markets Authority has opened two major investigations into the retail energy and banking sectors, and identifies weak consumer response as a potential theory of...

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THE FTC, IP, AND SSOS: GOVERNMENT HOLD-UP REPLACING PRIVATE COORDINATION

Richard A. Epstein, F. Scott Kieff and Daniel F. Spulber.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; General Economics; Technological Change; Research and Development; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Property Law; Microeconomics; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Manufacturing; Welfare Economics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Economic History; Production and Organizations; Market Structure and Pricing; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Capitalist Systems; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; History of Economic Thought (to 1925). 21147 words.

In its recent report entitled, “The Evolving IP Marketplace,” the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposes a far-reaching regulatory approach (Proposal) that is likely to interfere with the...

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 independence of Chinese competition agencies and the impact on competition enforcement in China

Wendy Ng.

in Journal of Antitrust Enforcement

April 2016; p ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies. 11016 words.

Administrative enforcement of China’s Anti-Monopoly Law is shared among three ministries, and a pan-ministry commission sits above these ministries to coordinate competition policy. This...

Infrastructure and Public Utilities Privatization in Developing Countries

Emmanuelle Auriol and Pierre M. Picard.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2009; p ublished online November 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Economic Development. 8961 words.

Should governments in developing countries promote private ownership and deregulated prices in noncompetitive sectors? Or should they run publicly owned firms and regulate prices at the...

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