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I serien "Working paper" presenterar Konkurrensverket pågående forskning med anknytning till det konkurrenspolitiska området.

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Stepping up the game. The role of innovation in the sharing economy. Author: Vera Demary

Stepping up the game. The role of innovation in the sharing economy. Author: Vera Demary

KONKURRENS, FORSKNING, WORKING PAPER, 2017 Digitization is fanning out over all sectors of the economy. This involves an increasing utilization of digital technologies as well as the development of new business models. Online platforms are the most popular example for the latter. They match supply and demand for a service and are thus able to cut transaction costs tremendously.

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UPP Analysis in Five Recent Merger Cases. Authors: Apostolos Baltzopoulos, Jaewon Kim and Martin Mandorff

UPP Analysis in Five Recent Merger Cases. Authors: Apostolos Baltzopoulos, Jaewon Kim and Martin Mandorff

KONKURRENS, FORSKNING, WORKING PAPER, 2015 A recent development in merger review has been the shift from an approach committed to market definitions, market shares and concentration index appraisals to more effect-based analyses.

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Enforcing Margin Squeeze Ex Post Across Converging Telecommunications Markets. Authors:  Christian Bergqvist and John Townsend

Enforcing Margin Squeeze Ex Post Across Converging Telecommunications Markets. Authors: Christian Bergqvist and John Townsend

KONKURRENS, FORSKNING, WORKING PAPER, 2015 A margin squeeze is an exclusionary abuse which occurs when a vertically integrated telecoms operator creates a disparity between upstream and downstream prices with the intention of squeezing an access competitor’s profits. The purpose of such pricing is either to increase the latter’s entry costs, delay profitability or limit their ability to remain or expand on markets.

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Economics of Payment Cards. Authors: Ozlem Bedre-Defolie and Linda Gratz

Economics of Payment Cards. Authors: Ozlem Bedre-Defolie and Linda Gratz

KONKURRENS, FORSKNING, WORKING PAPER, 2015 This article summarizes the literature on two-sided payment card markets. The general conclusion is that interchange fees can help internalize the complementarity between services on both sides of the market but private platforms set too high interchange fees from a social welfare perspective.

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Heterogeneous Penalties and Private Information. Author: Catarina Marvao

Heterogeneous Penalties and Private Information. Author: Catarina Marvao

KONKURRENS, FORSKNING, WORKING PAPER, 2014 The theoretical framework of the adequacy or otherwise of fine reductions under the EU and US Leniency Programmes has been explored widely. However, the characteristics of the reporting cartel members remain unexplained. This is the first paper to develop a model where cartel members are heterogeneous in terms of the cartel fine and have private information on the probability of conviction.

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