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Big Tech mergers increasingly require regulatory authorities with enhanced toolboxes. To ensure genuine competition in the digital marketplace, novel theories of harm will need to be elaborated and applied. This column provides guidance on these issues, arguing that to properly investigate Big Tech mergers, competition law will need to restructure the standards and burden of proof.

So says the paper "How to deal with Big Tech mergers" by Massimo Motta (ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE) and Martin Peitz (University of Mannheim), featured this month by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) on their policy portal, VoxEU.

Professor Motta is the Scientific Director of the Barcelona GSE Master's Program in Competition and Market Regulation. Professor Peitz is an instructor in the Barcelona GSE Digital Economy Summer School and Professional Course on Competition in Digital Markets.

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Review of Economic Studies: two forthcoming papers by Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professors

There are two forthcoming publications in the Review of Economic Studies (RES) co-authored by Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professors

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Forthcoming in QJE: "Identifying modern macro equations with old shocks" by Régis Barnichon and Geert Mesters

Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professor Geert Mesters (UPF and Barcelona GSE) and co-author Régis Barnichon have a forthcoming publication in the ...

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New Econometrica articles by Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professors

The July 2020 issue of the top journal Econometrica includes two articles co-authored by Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professors:

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UPF ranks in top 10 young universities according to Times Higher Education

One of the founding universities of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), has been...

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