Common ownership: an EU perspective

Alec J Burnside and Adam Kidane discuss Common ownership: an EU perspective. ABSTRACT: Recent antitrust scholarship has claimed that parallel investments by institutional investors in competing firms may harm competition. Proponents of this theory, dubbed ‘common ownership’, posit that harm…

A Knowledge Theory of Tacit Agreement

Wentong Zheng, University of Floirda offers A Knowledge Theory of Tacit Agreement. ABSTRACT: A persistent puzzle in antitrust law is whether and when an unlawful agreement could arise from conduct or verbalized communications that fall short of an explicit agreement….

Working from Home Under Social Isolation: Online Content Contributions During the Coronavirus Shock

https://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Publication%20Files/20-096_aa5821fd-bf72-41ff-905f-d21f5ce9182a.pdf Working from Home Under Social Isolation: Online Content Contributions During the Coronavirus Shock Prithwiraj Choudhury, Wesley W. Koo, Xina Li The coronavirus outbreak of 2020 has precipitated a shock where millions of workers around the globe have been forced…

Rebating Antitrust Fines to Encourage Private Damages Actions

Winand Emons, University of Bern – Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and Severin Lehnhard, University of Bern analyze Rebating Antitrust Fines to Encourage Private Damages Actions. ABSTRACT: To encourage private actions for damages in antitrust cases…

Monopsony in Spatial Equilibrium

Monopsony in Spatial Equilibrium By: Matthew E. Kahn; Joseph Tracy Abstract: An emerging labor economics literature studies the consequences of firms exercising market power in local labor markets. These monopsony models have implications for trends in earnings inequality. The extent…

Bidder Collusion: Accounting for All Feasible Bidders

Bidder Collusion: Accounting for All Feasible Bidders By: Jean-François Richard Abstract: The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) sells timber from state lands bymeans of ascending bid auction. In our empirical analysis of all IDL scaleauctions from 2004 through 2015, accounting…