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What is the importance of data combination in the economy today? And what impact could its limitation have?
 |  Dec 18, 2023

 Natascha Gerlach, Director of Privacy Policy · Centre for Information Policy Leadership Brussels, November 2023

Open Network for Digital Commerce: The Multiverse of Platforms
 |  Dec 13, 2023

By Tanaya Sethi1 & Raagini Agarwal2   The Open Network for Digital Commerce (“ONDC”) was launched in India in 2022. A network which started with pilot projects in a few…

Revealed Preference and Welfare Considerations in Online Advertising Markets
 |  Jun 29, 2023

We consider how textbook economic techniques should be applied in online advertising markets. We argue that the necessary conditions for revealed preference theory fail for most advertisers, due to incentive…

Fragile Giants: Reassessing Market Power in Platform Ecosystems
 |  Jan 18, 2023

It is widely assumed that platform technology markets are inherently prone to monopoly outcomes in which a single firm or a handful of firms enjoy market power due to network…

The Impact of Economic Analysis on Market Definition in the Context of Digital Platforms
 |  Jan 18, 2023

While advances in economic theory, econometrics and data availability have helped antitrust authorities to fine-tune their approach to market definition in traditional brick and mortar markets, new economic insights have…

Platform Market Definition in EU Antitrust Law: The Case of Android
 |  Jan 18, 2023

In April 2020, the European Commission launched the review of the Market Definition Notice (MDN), which had remained unaltered since its adoption in 1997. Among the novelties in the revised…

How to Approach the Calculation of Overcharge by Multisided Platforms
 |  Jan 18, 2023

The recent AMEX decision has introduced the economics of “multisided platforms,” “transaction platforms,” “indirect network effects,” and “two-sided analysis” into antitrust analysis. As is often the case, sometimes such descriptive…

Compare the Markets: Two-Sided Market Definition in the Comparethemarket Case
 |  Jan 18, 2023

In competition law, how to define markets in the context of two-sided platforms is a hot topic. Drawing on the judgment of the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal in BGL/Comparethemarket v.…

Market Definition and Three 19a Designations Under German Antitrust Law: Alphabet, Meta, and Amazon
 |  Jan 18, 2023

The Bundeskartellamt has designated Alphabet, Meta, and Amazon as 19a firms. Thus, they are potentially subject to specific competition law interventions under a special procedure. In these three designation decisions,…

A Definition of Platforms with Meaningful Policy Implications
 |  Jan 18, 2023

While the term “platform” is ubiquitous in everyday language, its precise definition in the context of topics related to competition, policy and antitrust still remains ambiguous. This arguably for technical…

TechReg® Chronicle – Editorial Board Edition
 |  Aug 31, 2022

Dear Readers, In this August edition of the TechREG® Chronicle, we host a selection of articles from our esteemed Editorial Advisory Board. This set of contributions opens with a TechREG®…

The Softwarization of Regulated Network Industries and Its Consequences for Costs and Competition
 |  Aug 31, 2022

Advances in data and digitalisation create substantial opportunities for cost savings and enhanced competition in many network industries subject to regulation. By softwarization to mean innovations which reduce the need…

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