James Harvey, one of our Directors, discusses the implications of the Coty judgment for online selective distribution and platform bans from an economics perspective in Wile E. Coty, published by Concurrences. The article explores whether the European Court of Justice’s conclusion should apply to “non-luxury” products, too, and if not, how one is able to…
In November 2016, the Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) heard the first competition law litigation case to be brought under the new Fast Track Procedure (FTP), as introduced under the Consumer Rights Act 2015. The case was brought by Socrates Training Limited – a provider of training courses to solicitors – who alleged that The Law…
James Harvey, a Director of Economic Insight, provides an overview on key competition economics issues in the UK in an article for the Global Competition Review (GCR). This includes an overview on behavioural trials recommended by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and considerations on interest claims in litigation. Download: United Kingdom Overview
James Harvey discusses four practical competition litigation issues to keep an eye on in 2018 in an article for the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Competition Litigation 2018. These include measuring pass-on and interest rates, defining the right counterfactual and working with economists and other experts. Download: Four Practical Issues to Keep (at Least)…
A review of competition investigations in the energy sector in order to draw out the implications for the likely development of retail markets in water for household customers.
In the first of our latest batch of Insights we argue that the CMA should not pursue energy price caps at this time.
James Harvey discusses how regulatory safeguards designed to protect consumers while competition is introduced could have the opposite effect.
Competition authorities are increasingly using experimental economics to help identify market problems we highlight some of the key issues in their use.
We develop a methodology for assessing bids for the proposed Gas to the West Pipeline for The Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills hired Economic Insight to uncover the drivers of competitive advantage in UK universities.