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Recent developments at DG Competition: 2017/2018

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Title: Recent developments at DG Competition: 2017/2018
Authors: Andrea, A
Thomas, B
Cyril, H
Gabor, K
Penelope, P
Geza, S
Valletti, T
Hans, Z
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: The Directorate General for Competition at the European Commission enforces competition law in the areas of antitrust, merger control, and state aids. This year’s article provides first a general presentation of the role of the Chief Competition Economist’s team and surveys some of the main achievements of the Directorate General for Competition over 2017/2018. The article then reviews: the Google Search (Shopping) case, the role of price discrimination in state aid cases; and the use of counterfactuals in merger cases where alternative transactions might have occurred absent the merger.
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2018
Date of Acceptance: 22-Oct-2018
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/65736
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11151-018-9671-7
ISSN: 0889-938X
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Start Page: 653
End Page: 679
Journal / Book Title: Review of Industrial Organization
Volume: 53
Issue: 4
Copyright Statement: © The Author(s) 2018. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
Keywords: Social Sciences
Economics
Management
Business & Economics
Competition policy
Antitrust
Mergers
State aid
Counterfactual
Google
Price discrimination
1402 Applied Economics
Publication Status: Published
Online Publication Date: 2018-11-01
Appears in Collections:Imperial College Business School