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An Algorithm for Analysis of Vertical Concerns

BY | August 17, 2018

By Malcolm B. Coate –  Vertical analysis may play an important role in antitrust policy for Internet-related markets. As anticompetitive effects are horizontal in nature, this paper proposes a three-step…

By Malcolm B. Coate – 

Vertical analysis may play an important role in antitrust policy for Internet-related markets. As anticompetitive effects are horizontal in nature, this paper proposes a three-step review process, first focusing on the core competitive effect, then the potential for exclusion and finally balancing of efficiencies and anticompetitive effects. Two illustrations are offered, one for the Microsoft litigation and the other for the consummated Facebook/Instagram merger. Th

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