Issue 3

September 2009
Articles: 

CRESSE SYMPOSIUM ON COMPETITION POLICY: PROCEDURES, INSTITUTIONS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS INTRODUCTION

The Competition and Regulation European Summer School and Conference (CRESSE) is an informal network of academics and professionals with an interest in competition policy and sectoral regulation.

PRIVATE ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT IN THE PRESENCE OF PRE-TRIAL BARGAINING

We study the effect of encouraging private actions for breaches of competition law. We develop a model of litigation and settlement with asymmetric information.

ON OPTIMAL LEGAL STANDARDS FOR COMPETITION POLICY: A GENERAL WELFARE-BASED ANALYSIS

We present a new welfare-based framework for optimally choosing legal standards (decision rules).

OPTIMAL MERGER POLICY: ENFORCEMENT VS. DETERRENCE

The purpose of this article is to investigate the optimal merger policy in the presence of deterrence as of well as of type I and type II errors.

CARTEL DAMAGES CLAIMS AND THE PASSING-ON DEFENSE

We develop a general framework for computing cartel damages claims.

LICENSING ‘WEAK’ PATENTS

In this paper, we revisit the issue of licensing ‘weak’ patents under the shadow of litigation.

STANDARD-SETTING, INNOVATION SPECIALISTS AND COMPETITION POLICY

Using a simple model of patent licensing followed by product-market competition, this paper investigates several competition policy questions related to standard-setting organizations (SSO's).

INTRODUCTION TO THE SYMPOSIUM ON THE COMPETITIVE AND WELFARE IMPACTS OF ATM FEES

ATM fees have been a source of controversyin many countries.

HOW DOES INCOMPATIBILITY AFFECT PRICES?: EVIDENCE FROM ATM'S

If consumers value ‘mix and match’ combinations of network complements, incompatibility between different sellers' components should affect prices.

PAYING FOR ATM USAGE: GOOD FOR CONSUMERS, BAD FOR BANKS?

We compare the effects on welfare of the three most common regimes for pricing shared ATM transactions: (i) free usage, (ii) foreign fees, and (iii) foreign fees and surcharges.

ATM SURCHARGES: EFFECTS ON DEPLOYMENT AND WELFARE

This paper analyzes the effects of ATM surcharges on deployment and welfare, in a model where banks compete for ATM and banking services.