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Dynamic Competition Initiative | Launch Event

online The DCI launch was an open, virtual event where we discussed Dynamism, Competition, and the key principles, commitments, and activities of our Initiative. Below is the agenda: Welcome and Introduction Bowman Heiden (UC-Berkeley and UGOT) Thibault Schrepel (VU Amsterdam and Stanford) Session 1, Dynamism?…

Roundtable with Steve Cernak

The roundtable focuses on a retrospective analysis of the Allison(GM)/ZF transaction, 1993. The Allison transaction illustrates the question of competitive pressure from outside the market that merger guidelines require to define. In the transaction, the DoJ defined a narrow market following standard static tools like the SSNIP…

Roundtable with Doug Melamed


The roundtable focused on Prof Doug Melamed’s recent paper titled “Mergers involving nascent competitors”. The paper advances a framework for a narrow prohibition of such mergers, based on Section 2 of the Sherman Act. More broadly, the aim with the roundtable was to offer a…

Roundtable with Neil Chilson


In his book, Neil Chilson makes the case that the best response to complexity is an emergent mindset that seeks opportunities to “get out of control.” This mindset requires people to embrace their autonomy as individuals and admit limitations as part of something larger.The emergent…

Roundtable with Carmelo Cennamo


The Roundtable will explore M&As in Platform Markets: Understanding the Dynamic Relation between Corporate Activities and Market Activities.Abstract: This paper analyzes the impact of corporate activities such as M&As and CVC Investments on market activities (such as new firm entry and exit, new investment, etc.),…

Dynamic Competition Initiative

Supported by UCBerkeley, EUI, and VU Amsterdam

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