July 12, 2013

News from Global Authorities 
Today's top headlines from around the world. 
Major firms confirm dawn raids following abuse-of-dominance complaints 
Antitrust Buzz

To author Chris Sagers, the underlying economic story of the ebooks case had intuitive appeal: A major retailer entrant agrees with a manufacturing oligopoly, in exchange for a share of the spoils, to assist in coercion of the incumbent retailer, which got its dominant position through price-cutting. Motive, opportunity, plausibility. It was a conspiracy against the public, of a kind going to the core concerns of antitrust, and as a matter of legal doctrine it seems pretty simple. The author asks: Why did everybody seem to hate this case?
Community Chat
CPI had the chance to interview Christopher Sagers, Associate Professor at Cleveland-Marshall School of Law and author of the CPI Chronicle paper United States v. Apple and the Contemporary Legitimacy of Antitrust. Sagers offered us his opinion on Wednesday's verdict on the Apple ebooks trial and what it means for the future.
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Today's Feature

European antitrust in 2025 will be a strangely familiar place even as a revolution of private enforcement changes the way regulators, industry, and the judiciary interact. In order to envisage what the competition world will look like, it is necessary to make a number of assumptions concerning cartel detection, private enforcement, and court system reform.
Economic Insights

Public and Private Enforcement of Competition Law - A Differentiated Approach
This paper investigates the relationship between public and private enforcers introducing a more differentiated approach. In contrast to the existing literature, it takes into account that the costs and benefits of detection and prosecution and, thus, the usefulness of each enforcement mode may change with a variation of the type of anticompetitive conduct.
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