European Union Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager has followed an antitrust enforcement strategy pioneered in the U.S.
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Europe's approach to antitrust enforcement picks up where the US left off in the 1980s, when the view that breaking up monopolies hurt innovation took hold.
The Big Three.
Together, three asset managers now control shares in 40% of all publicly listed firms in the United States.
Google employees may be getting a free lunch, but not its customers.
Unlike their counterparts in Europe, U.S. antitrust regulators and courts have tended to view 'free' products as outside their purview for enforcement.
Taxi drivers protest against Uber in Melbourne.
The way governments have handled the compensation process for taxi drivers, as ride-sharing app Uber is legalised, is uneven.
Free Basics is only some people’s idea of ‘equality’.
Free Basics may be free to the user, but it'll cost India's economy in the long run.
Amendments to South Africa’s competition law provides more scrutiny of pricing practices in oligopolistic markets.
South Africa's tightening up of its competition law enables it to punish collusive conduct by firms, but there are major obstacles to implementing the changes.
In Monopol-e-Commerce, who plays the hat, and who gets the boot?
Legal moves against Google are a major step, with implications that will stretch across the industry.
BT is big… but a smaller BT won’t necessarily be more beautiful.
Ever since BT was privatised there have been calls to break it up. But with the steps Ofcom has already taken, it's not clear there's any benefit for consumers.
Kindness, humility - and a new approach to regulating monopolies: Nobel Prize for Economic Science, Jean Tirole.
The winner of this year’s Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, Jean Tirole, is one of the most prolific, respected and admired economic theorists of the last 30 years and has had significant influence…