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Mergers - Part 2: What are Competition Authorities Looking at?

Mergers - Part 2: What are Competition Authorities Looking at?

October 26, 2021

In this second episode on Big Tech mergers, Prof. Katz and I continue our discussion on how competition authorities evaluate the benefits and costs of mergers and acquisitions, the types of indicators that matter and different views that policymakers have on the consequences of mergers.

Mergers - Part 1: Is BigTech Buying out the Competition?

Mergers - Part 1: Is BigTech Buying out the Competition?

October 19, 2021

In this first episode of three on BigTech mergers, we discuss the impact of BigTech mergers and acquisitions on the market and on consumers; how should competition authorities think about developments in these markets if they seek to support competition and innovation?

Can We Save The Planet and Feed Everyone? Yes, Go Digital!

Can We Save The Planet and Feed Everyone? Yes, Go Digital!

October 5, 2021

In this episode, we discuss the impact of digitalization on efficiency, productivity, the environment and the distribution of gains in the agri-food industry. The regulatory framework governing competition policy, property rights and information disclosure are essential to the resulting market structure.