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4 May 2018 - Articles , Antitrust, Competition Economics, Mergers

Concorrenza, mercato e diritto dei consumatori

The volume aims at providing a comprehensive view on competition law and consumer protection, also in light of the most recent case law. The volume also looks at the interaction between law and economics when it comes to competition matters. Paolo and Salvatore have written two chapters, one on the role of economics in merger […] Read more


11 July 2017 - Research Papers , Competition Economics, Competition Policy, Policy Assessments, Telecoms

Economic impact of competition policy enforcement on the functioning of telecoms markets in the EU

The report empirically investigates the causal effects of three decisions adopted by the European Commission on the performance of telecoms markets, namely the T-Mobile/Orange merger in the UK mobile markets, a state aid decision in the German fixed broadband market and an abuse of dominant position by Telekomunikacja Polska in the Polish fixed market. The […] Read more


18 November 2016 - Presentations , Competition Economics, Mergers

The effect of retail mergers on variety: An ex-post evaluation

This presentation includes a qualitative and a quantitative analysis and examines the effect of the mergers on different dimensions of competition: price, product variety, provision of qualitative and ancillary services.


Non c’è da raccontare storie, serve una storia! Intese per oggetto e analisi economica
24 February 2016 - Lear Competition Notes , Cartels, Competition Economics

Non c’è da raccontare storie, serve una storia! Intese per oggetto e analisi economica

La LCN commenta la recente sentenza con cui il Tribunale Amministrativo Regionale del Lazio ha accolto il ricorso di UnipolSai contro il Provvedimento n. 25382 dell’Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato. La LCN si focalizza su due dei principi enunciati nella sentenza, quello della congruenza narrativa dell’ipotesi collusiva e quello della astratta idoneità dell’accordo […] Read more


Mergers in the Dutch grocery sector: an ex-post evaluation
16 December 2015 - Research Papers , Competition Economics, Mergers

Merger in the Dutch grocery sector: an ex-post evaluation

This study evaluates the appropriateness of some merger decisions undertaken by the Autoriteit Consument & Markt (ACM) in the Dutch grocery shopping sector. We analyze three related merger decisions published between 2009 and 2012 and involving major supermarket chains. We conduct both a qualitative and a quantitative analysis and examine the effect of the mergers […] Read more


10 September 2015 - Research Papers , Competition Economics, Cooperation and Vertical Agreements

Vertical restraints on e-commerce and selective distribution

This paper discusses whether, when manufacturers choose to adopt a selective distribution system, vertical restraints imposed on electronic commerce (e-commerce) may work in the interest of consumers or have anticompetitive consequences that require an antitrust intervention. The paper presents the basic economic concepts that apply to vertical restraints, and identifies the efficiency reasons and the […] Read more


10 January 2015 - Lear Competition Notes , Competition Economics, Mergers

Optimal pre-merger notification thresholds: an economic approach

The level of pre-merger notification thresholds is a matter of extreme importance to guarantee an effective and efficient merger review regime. On the one hand, the higher the thresholds the higher the risk of having potential anticompetitive mergers that might not be assessed by the relative authority. On the other hand, imposing notification to all […] Read more