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The assessment of mergers in online and offline retail sales: Are new tools needed for the economist’s toolbox?

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In a Concurrences "On-Topic" related to online and offline retail distribution, Analysis Group Vice Presidents Emily Cotton and Aaron Fix authored the article "The assessment of mergers in online and offline retail sales: Are new tools needed for the economist’s toolbox?" This article discuss how the tools that economists use to evaluate retail mergers are changing due to the increasing importance of online competition. The authors summarize recent decisions by competition authorities in Europe and the US, and describe how enforcers have used those tools to arrive at their decisions.

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