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.
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.
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.
Herbert Fung shares his experience on how smaller competition agencies can make best use of their economics expertise. He will be an expert panellist at a roundtable on this subject at the 2020 OECD Global Forum on Competition .
Professor Pablo Ibáñez Colomo of the London School of Economics shares his views on what competition authorities should consider before taking on abuse of dominance cases in digital markets. He will be an expert panellist at a roundtable on this subject at the 2020 OECD Global Forum on Competition .
Competition in digital markets has become a hot topic well beyond the competition policy community. Concerns are growing about the conduct of large digital firms, and their impact on markets. OECD’s James Mancini looks at what competition authorities should do about these concerns.