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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

Across Platforms Parity Agreements
26 June 2015 - Presentations

Across Platforms Parity Agreements

This presentation shows: Vertical-PRAs, antitrust theories of harm, efficiency justifications. Object infringement for PRAs may be inappropriate.

15 June 2015 - Presentations

Economic Foundation & Analysis

A lesson on the economic foundation of competition policy delivered by Paolo Buccirossi at the Trento Summer School, June 2015.

Intese restrittive della concorrenza ed effects based approach
20 April 2015 - Presentations

Adozione di un effect based approach nella valutazione delle intese restrittive: risvolti operativi e conseguenze per il private enforcement

Adozione di un effects based approach nella valutazione delle intese restrittive: risvolti operativi e conseguenze per il private enforcement.

17 April 2015 - Presentations

La quantificazione del danno antitrust: la Guida Pratica della Commissione Europea

Una presentazione della Guida Pratica della Commissione Europea: metodi e tecniche per la quantificazione del danno antitrust.

25 February 2015 - Research Papers , Litigation

Leniency and Damages

Modern antitrust engenders a possible conflict between public and private enforcement due to the central role of Leniency Programs. Damage actions may reduce the attractiveness of Leniency Programs for cartel participants if their cooperation with the competition authority increases the chance that the cartel’s victims will bring a successful suit. A long legal debate culminated […] 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