By Howard H. Chang on March 17, 2011

Howard H. Chang, Principal at Global Economics Group, Dr. David S. Evans, Chairman of Global Economics Group, and Daniel D. Garcia-Swartz, provide a detailed economic analysis of Australia’s decision to limit the fees that banks charge merchants for the use of debit and credit cards, or Interchange Fees. In The Effect of Regulatory Intervention in […]

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By Xinzhu Zhang on March 17, 2011

An article by Dr. Xinzhu Zhang, Director at Global Economics Group, and Dr. Vanessa Yanhua Zhang, Principal at Global Economics Group, investigate the effects of China’s Anti-Monopoly Law. In Chinese Merger Control: Patterns and Implications, (Forthcoming at Journal of Competition Law & Economics), the authors conclude that Chinese antitrust policy is broadly consistent with international […]

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By Xinzhu Zhang on March 17, 2011

Antonio Estache, Jean-Jacques Laffont, and Xinzhu Zhang, Director at Global Economics Group, develop a model to analyze the impacts of asymmetric information on optimal universal service policy in the public utilities of developing countries. In Universal service obligations in LDCs: The effect of uniform pricing on infrastructure access (Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 90, 2006), […]

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By Abel M. Mateus on March 17, 2011

In a significant contribution to analysis of antitrust policy in the European Union, Dr. Abel M. Mateus, Professor of Economics affiliated with Global Economics Group, presents a detailed analysis of the van Miert-Monti reform, which was passed in 2004 and had the most comprehensive reform of Community antitrust since 1962. In Ensuring a more level […]

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By Xinzhu Zhang on March 17, 2011

Dr. Michael Jacobs and Dr. Xinzhu Zhang, Director at Global Economics Group, address the controversial topic of Intellectual Property Rights in China. In China’s Approach To Compulsory Licensing Of Intellectual Property Under Its AntiMonopoly Law (Competition Policy International, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2010), Dr. Jacobs and Dr. Zhang discuss preliminary steps that should be taken […]

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By Geoffrey Manne on March 17, 2011

By requiring firms to disclose information to the public, such as regular filings with the SEC, regulators are hoping that such transparency provide an ultimate benefit to shareholders. However, Dr. Geoffrey Manne, Director at Global Economics Group, in The Hydraulic Theory of Disclosure Regulation and Other Costs of Disclosure (58 Ala. Law Review 473, 2007), […]

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