Digital platforms may absorb competitors through envelopment acquisitions, to build ecosystems. Daniele Condorelli discusses how some recent envelopment attacks may result from the desire to acquire valuable sources of data rather than products to maintain a position of market power.
Should competition law take sustainable development goals into account and, if so, how can this be done? Julian Nowag highlights that many competition authorities are already addressing these questions and posits that sustainability and competition goals may not necessarily be in conflict ahead of the 2021 OECD Competition Open Day discussion on the topic.
In this interview by Matthieu Saint-Olive from ConsenSys, Jean-Michel Godeffroy, Director General for 16 years at the European Central Bank, shares his vision for central bank digital currencies
Competition in the digital economy is increasingly a competition between ecosystems. Hardware and software are integrated, Internet of Things devices connect to online services and a few large tech companies offer a very broad range of services often highly integrated with one another. OECD’s Harry Hong sets the scene for the discussions at the 2021 OECD Competition Open Day.
The COVID-19 health and economic crisis has once again focused attention on the fickleness of capital flows and the need to have an adequate policy toolkit to manage the risks that stem from these flows, while maximising their benefits.
Jill Walker shares her views on economic analysis in merger investigations, emphasising the broad role economists can play.
Cristina Caffarra argues that concerns about the impact on potential future competition of mergers between acquisitive platforms and small players are broader than ‘killer acquisitions’; they include ‘reverse killer acquisitions’ as well, in advance of the 2021 OECD Competition Open Day.
Market study and market investigation tools provide flexible ways to investigate markets in the round, complementing existing competition and consumer enforcement tools. Alejandra Palacios Pietro outlines how these tools are used in Mexico.
Market study and market investigation tools provide flexible ways to investigate markets in the round, complementing existing competition and consumer enforcement tools. Andrea Coscelli outlines how these tools are used in the United Kingdom.
As central banks move towards integrating central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) in national financial systems, Bitt.com’s Simon Chantry focuses on the network effects that may encourage their adoption and use in part two of his two-part series.