Competition

Rethinking the use of traditional antitrust enforcement tools in multi-sided markets

 

A key challenge for competition agencies, particularly in digital markets, is the multi-sided nature of some of the markets that they analyse.

In June 2017 the OECD held a hearing to look at an important question that competition agencies face: Are the tools traditionally used to define markets, and to assess market power, exclusionary conduct, vertical restraints, or efficiencies, sufficient to address those questions in the context of multi-sided markets?

Moreover, if they do need rethinking, how might these be redesigned or reinterpreted to equip agencies with the analytical tools they need in multi-sided markets. At the hearing, a range of expert economists from agencies, academia, and private practice presented and discussed practical methodological proposals to deal with such recurring questions for many competition agencies. All related papers and presentations can be found on this page.

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SESSION INFORMATION - INVITED SPEAKERS

Tommaso VALLETTI Bio
Chief Economist, DG COMP 
Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School

Arno RASEK
Chief Economist, Bundeskartellamt, Germany 

Paul JOHNSON Bio
Special Economic Advisor to the Canadian Commissioner for Competition

Kate COLLYER Bio
Deputy Chief Economist, Competition and Markets Authority, UK

Kurt BREKKE Bio
Chief Economist, Norwegian Competition Authority, 
Professor of Economics, the Norwegian School of Economics

  Howard SHELANSKI Bio
Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell
Professor of Law at Georgetown University

Jorge PADILLA Bio
Senior Managing Director, Head of Compass Lexecon Europe

Michael KATZ Bio
Professor of Economics, Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley

Lapo FILISTRUCCHI Bio
Researcher, Department of Economics, University of Florence 

Cristina CAFFARRA Bio
Vice President, Head of European Competition, Charles River Associates

DOCUMENTS AND LINKS

Digital Economy, Innovation and Competition

Competition and cross platform parity agreements, 2015

Market Definition, 2012

Economic Evidence in Merger Analysis, 2011

Two-Sided Markets, 2009

 

 

 

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