On the Economics of IP Rights

Trento, Economics Faculty, 19th December 2008: "How much should society fuel the greed of innovators? A critical assessment of the economics of intellectual property rights"Luigi Marengo, Laboratory of Economics and Management Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa.

John Vickers' Economics on Competition Policy and Financial Crisis

See the presentation held on December, 9. 

Competition Policy in "Interesting Times"

A pragmatic speech by Peter  Freeman, Chairman of the UK Competition Commission.

Neelie Kroes on Collective Redress

The European Commissioner for Competition Policy presents her view on the (possibly) not so clear relationship between the  Green Paper on Consumer Collective Redress and the  White Paper on Damages Actions for Breach of the EC Antitrust Rules.

Merger Policy Amid Financial Crises/2

A Merger Action Group (MAG) has been created to challenge the Lloyds/HBOS merger (see previous post). The case brought by this interest group was however rejected by the Competition Appeal Tribunal. 

US Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies

Comments received by the US Copyright Office.

Competition Policy in a Global Perspective

 "A View from the Italian Competition Authority”, Dr. Alessandra Tonazzi, Italian Competition Authority (AGCM), Faculty of Economics, Trento, December, 12. 

Multilateral Register for Geographical Indications on Wines and Spirits?

Issue currently debated at the World Trade Organization. 
See the compromise document put forth by, inter alia, the EU. 

Algorithms and competition

M. Vestager, here . Large friendly letters? "It's true that the idea of automated systems getting together and reaching a...