Short-Listed Articles

The Editorial Committee has selected 600 eligible academic and business articles based on Concurrences readers’ submissions and the Steering Committees’ suggestions. The readers and the Steering Committees have now voted on their favorite articles, resulting in the short list below of 40 finalists. The Board will then vote for the 20 award-winning articles. See the Rules.

Results will be announced at the Awards Gala Dinner on Tuesday March 28, 2017, in Washington DC, by Bill Kovacic, Joshua Wright, Johannes Laitenberger, Maureen Ohlhausen, and Marc van der Woude. Register for the Awards Dinner.

I. ACADEMIC ARTICLES

1. General antitrust

1.1 Steering Committee’s Vote

- Lifecycles of Competition Systems: Explaining Variation in the Implementation of New Regimes, William E. Kovacic and Marianela Lopez-Galdos, Law & Contemporary Problems (Vol. 80), Forthcoming 2017.

1.2 Readers’ Vote

- What is Trump Antitrust?, Christopher J. Meyers et al., Concurrences, 2016.

2. Concerted Practices

2.1 Steering Committee’s Vote

- The Meaning of Vertical Agreement and the Structure of Competition Law, Louis Kaplow, Antitrust Law Journal, Forthcoming 2016.

2.2 Readers’ Vote

- A Neglected Theory of Harm: Joint Ventures as Facilitators of Collusion Across Markets Thomas K. Cheng and Kelvin H. Kwok, Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, October 2016.

3. Unilateral Conduct

3.1 Steering Committee’s Vote

- Access Barriers to Big Data, Daniel L. Rubinfeld and Michal S. Gal, Arizona Law Review, Forthcoming 2017.

3.2 Readers’ Vote

- Beyond the "More Economics-Based Approach": A Legal Perspective on Article 102 TFEU Case Law, Pablo Ibanez Colomo, Common Market Law Review (53), 2016.

4. Mergers

4.1 Steering Committee’s Vote

- Too Many Gatekeepers? The Costs of Globalized Merger Control, George S. Cary et al.,Concurrences, 2016.

4.2 Readers’ Vote

- A Hedgehog in Fox’s Clothing? The Misapplication of GUPPI Analysis, Jan M. Rybnicek and Laura C. Onken, George Mason Law Review (Vol. 23), 2016.

5. Intellectual Property

5.1 Steering Committee’s Vote

- Citizen Petitions: Long, Late-Filed, and At-Last Denied, Michael A. Carrier and Carl J. Minniti III, American University Law Review (Vol. 66), 2016.

5.2 Readers’ Vote

- Antitrust Treatment of No Challenge Clauses, Thomas K. Cheng, NYU Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law, Forthcoming 2016.

6. Private Enforcement

6.1 Steering Committee’s Vote

- Private Enforcement of EU Antitrust Law and Its Relationship with Public Enforcement: Past, Present and Future, Wouter P. J. Wils, World Competition: Law and Economics Review (Vol. 40), Forthcoming 2017.

6.2 Readers’ Vote

- Turning Daubert on Its Head: Efforts to Banish Hypothesis Testing in Antitrust Class Actions, Laila Haider, John Johnson and Gregory Leonard, Antitrust (30), Spring 2016.

7. Cross Border

7.1 Steering Committee’s Vote

- Sponge, Ariel Ezrachi, Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, 2016.

7.2 Reader’s Vote

- The Perks of Being a Whistleblower: Designing Efficient Leniency Programs in New Antitrust Jurisdictions, Sandra Marco Colino, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law (Vol. 50), Forthcoming 2017.

8. Procedure

8.1 Steering Committee’s Vote

- Private Enforcement of EU Competition Law: A Comparison with, and Lessons from, the US, Alison Jones, Harmonising EU Competition Litigation: The New Directive and Beyond, 2016.

8.2 Reader’s Vote

- The Costs and Benefits of Antitrust Consents, Joshua D. Wright and Douglas H. Ginsburg, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper (16-42), 2016.

9. Asian Antitrust

9.1 Steering Committee’s Vote

- Chinese State Capitalism and Western Antitrust Policy, Nicolas Petit, Concurrences (Nº 4), 2016.

9.2 Reader’s Vote

- Monetary Penalties in China and Japan, Koren W. Wong-Ervin et al., American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Cartel & Criminal Practice Newsletter, Forthcoming; George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper (No. 16-40), October 2016.

10. Economics

10.1 Steering Committee’s Vote

- Diagnosing Foreclosure due to Exclusive Dealing, John Asker, Journal of Industrial Economics (64), 2016.

10.2 Reader’s Vote

- Usage-Based Pricing and Demand for Residential Broadband, Aviv Nevo et al., Econometrica (Vol. 84), March 2016.

II. BUSINESS ARTICLES

1. General Antitrust

1.1 Steering Committee’s Vote

- DOJ and FTC Set Possible Criminal Liability Trap for HR Professionals, James J.Tierney et al., Orrick, October 2016.

1.2 Readers’ Vote

- The European Commission’s Preliminary Report and Public Conference on the E-commerce Sector Inquiry Kevin Coates, Miranda Cole and Wesley Lepla, Covington & Burling, October 2016.

2. Concerted Practices

2.1 Steering Committee’s Vote

- Practical Advice for Avoiding Hub-and-Spoke Liability, Rachel Brass and Caeli Higney, The Antitrust Source, October 2016.

2.2 Readers’ Vote

- Surviving Brexit Without Breaking the Law - Practical Tips on Avoiding Anti-Competitive Information Exchange, James Quinney et al., Herbert Smith Freehills, July 2016.

3. Unilateral Conduct

3.1 Steering Committee’s Vote

- Resale Price Maintenance and Dual Distribution, Reuben Arnold et al., Cornerstone Research, 2016.

3.2 Readers’ Vote

- Bricks vs Clicks: Between a Rock and a Hard Place Can Retailer Pressure Cause You to Violate the Law?, Bill Batchelor et al., Baker & McKenzie Compliance Bullets, 2016.

4. Mergers

4.1 Steering Committee’s Vote

- Innovation in EU Merger Control: In Need of a Consistent Framework, Raphaël De Coninck, Competition Law & Policy Debate (Vol. 2), September 2016.

4.2 Readers’ Vote

- Asking a Lot: The Information Demands in European Merger Filings Are Enormous, Axel Schulz and Cornelius Börner, Competition Law Insight, September 2016.

5. Intellectual Property

5.1 Steering Committee’s Vote

- Lundbeck v Commission: Reverse Payment Patent Settlements as Restrictions of Competition by Object, Romano Subiotto QC and Jacopo Figus Diaz, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, December 2016.

5.2 Readers’ Vote

- United States: IP and Antitrust, Jay Jurata and Alex Okuliar, The Antitrust Review of the Americas 2017, 2016.

6. Private Enforcement

6.1 Steering Committee’s Vote

- No Safe Harbor: The Effect of the Schrems Decision on Cross-Border Discovery, Kenina Lee and Brooke Oppenheimer, ABA’s Section of Antitrust Law Competition Torts Committee, March 2016.

6.2 Readers’ Vote

- Australian Air Cargo Cartel Class Action Settles — Guidance on Risks and Costs, Nick Taylor et al., Jones Day, August 2016.

7. Cross Border

7.1 Steering Committee’s Vote

- Extradition & Antitrust: Cautionary Tales for Global Cartel Compliance, Christopher Thomas and Gianni De Stefano, MLex, September 2016.

7.2 Reader’s Vote

- Working the Clock: Strategic Choices in Managing Global Regulatory Review Timelines, John Harkrider and Kail Jethmalani, The Antitrust Counselor, 2016.

8. Procedure

8.1 Steering Committee’s Vote

- Looking for Sunlight in Shady Grove: The Fate of State Law in Federal Diversity Cases Remains Unclear, Rachel Feldman and Jack Pace, Antitrust (Spring), 2016.

8.2 Reader’s Vote

- Decision Holds That Search Warrant Cannot Compel Data Stored Overseas, Ellie Chapman and Mark Krotoski, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, 2016.

9. Asian Antitrust

9.1 Steering Committee’s Vote

- Antitrust Enforcement in China Becomes “New Normal”, Fay Zhou et al., Linklaters Client Alert, March 2016.

9.2 Readers’ Vote

- The Decision of the Supreme People’s Court in Qihoo v. Tencent and the Rule of Law in China: Seeking Truth From Facts, Emilio Varanini and Feng Jiang, Competition: Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section of the California State Bar (Vol. 25), Spring 2016.

10. Economics

10.1 Steering Committee’s Vote

- The Economics of Pass-Through With Production Constraints, Dov Rothman et al., Journal of Competition Law & Economics, May 2016.

10.2 Readers’ Vote

- Challenges for Economic Analysis of Mergers Between Potential Competitors: Steris and Synergy, Jennifer Cascone Fauver and Subramaniam Ramanarayanan, Antitrust (Vol. 30), Summer 2016.