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E.CA Economics promotes in Berlin
GCR News, Berlin, 11.01.2018
Sony Lalli
E.CA Economics has promoted Simone Kohnz to director, and moved up five other Berlin-based economists to
more senior positions.
Download press release here.
Download the GCR article here.
Price Comparison Websites and Selective Distribution Systems: An Effects-Based Approach
Complaw-blog, 12 December 2017
Vertical restraints, selective distribution, price comparison websites, effect-based approach

Hans W. Friederiszick, Theon van Dijk and Ela Glowicka published an article on the CompLaw blog, arguing for an effects-based approach when analyzing restrictions in the use and/or active support of price comparison websites by authorised dealers within a selective distribution system.

The article can be found here.

Chancen der Digitalisierung auf Märkten für urbane Mobilität: Das Beispiel Uber
In List Forum für Wirtschafts-und Finanzpolitik (Vol. 43, No. 2, pp. 139-183). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. (June 2017)
J. Haucap, F. Pavel, M. Arnold, M. Hottenrott & C. Kehder
public transportation, competition, regulation


Geographic Market Definition – Analysis & Visualization
Brussels, 31 May 2017
market definition

Dr. Hans W. Friederiszick gave a presentation at the E.CA Compettion Law & Economics Expert Forum held in Brussels on 31 May 2017.

The E.CA Expert Forum, held annually, offers insights into recent developments in competition law and economics with a special focus on market definition for merger and antitrust purposes. The EU Notice on Market Definition was published in 1997 and has been widely used ever since. This year marks its 20th anniversary and we will take this opportunity to review some of the “classic” methods and issues related to market definition and look ahead at new questions arising in the era of fast-moving digital markets and two-sided platforms;

Please find the presentation here.

The Antitrust Enforcement Symposium 2017
Oxford, 24 June 2017

With more than forty senior law and economic experts, the Antitrust Enforcement Symposium in Oxford has become one of the leading platforms for most recent competition policy issues around the globe. The symposium is organized by Ariel Ezrachi and Bill E. Kovacic, and supported by E.CA. This year it featured keynote speeches by Maureen Ohlhausen, FTC, Paul Johnson, Canadian Competition Bureau and Bob Marshall, Bates White. Hans W. Friederiszick, E.CA, contributed to the panel discussion on digital markets.

Please see the programme of the Symposium here.

DG COMP Workshop on pass-on
Brussels, 21st June 2017
damage estimation, cartel litigation

DG COMP organized a workshop in Brussels on 21st June 2017 with economic experts on the quantification of passing-on of overcharges in damages actions. Academic presentation were given by Roman Inderst, Özlem Bedre-Defolie, Markus Reisinger, André Romahn, Frank Verboven, Frode Steen and other.

Hans W. Friederiszick, E.CA, discussed the practical feasibility specifically highlighting the discrepancy between economic and legal causality according to the recent Sainsbury’s vs. MasterCard decision (CAT, 2016).

Please find the presentation here.

CMS-Roadshow Kartellrecht 2017
Stuttgart, 1st June 2017
cartel litigation

Simone Kohnz gave a presentation at CMS-Roadshow Kartellrecht 2017 on 1st June 2017 in Stuttgart on the methods of cartel damage estimation. She discussed different approaches to estimate cartel overcharges and the impact of market conditions and data availability on the choice of the appropriate method. She also presented factors that influence the likelihood and extend of pass on of overcharges to consumers.

The Fehmarn Belt Duopoly - Can the Ferry Compete with a Tunnel?
Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 100, 1-15.
Katharina Weber
The Economics of Sovereign Debt
EE Publishing, 3 volume set, ISBN: 978 1 78536 057 2, 2016
Dr Lyndon Moore, The University of Melbourne, Australia
International Finance

"Bob Kolb has assembled this outstanding collection of research articles, which could have been called the Greatest Hits of Sovereign Debt. The future of all people on the planet depends heavily on understanding what really happens when governments borrow. Bringing the body of knowledge of this subject under this umbrella is a masterful and thankless achievement. – Don M. Chance, Louisiana State University, US"

"This expansive collection contains more than one hundred of the very best and most influential scholarly articles on the sovereign debt of central governments around the world. It features discussions of the debt of many emerging nations as well as the largest sovereign debtors in the world. Collectively, these articles provide a thorough understanding of sovereign debt as seen by the best economists from around the world. The extensive and in-depth introductory chapter also discusses each of the articles individually. This collection is an essential tool to libraries, academic institutions, economic scholars and students alike."

The selection contains a paper by Lyndon Moore and Jakub Kaluzny : “Regime Change and Debt Default: The Case of Russia, Austro-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire following World War One”.

Please find the link to buy the publication here.

EU State Aid Control: Law and Economics
The Hague/London/New York: Kluwer Law International 2016
Philipp Werner
State aid control

A new book came out on the topic of EU State Aid Control.

The book, edited by Vincent Verouden (E.CA Economics) and Philipp Werner (Jones Day), summarises the main state aid rules and cases and discusses their economic background and rationale.

It is written by a selection of distinguished experts, including lawyers, economists, academics, and officials.

More information about the book can be found here.