Author: Abigail Fletcher

Event Synopsis: New Frontiers of Antitrust Conference

On 22 June, Executive Vice President, David Sevy spoke at the Concurrences New Frontiers of Antitrust Conference at the Ministry of Economics in Paris. David spoke on panel 2 with Laila Medina, Séverine Schrameck, Wouter Wils and Rafael Amaro to discuss “The interplay between public and private enforcement: have we got the balance right?”. Key … Continued

Competition Analysis in Finance (Part 2)

Economist Daniel Urdaneta recently authored a series of papers for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, Chile. In the second part of this series – on how to integrate competition economics concepts into the investment process – Daniel reviews case studies of companies that lost market power and posted heavy losses in the last decade. He also points out the warning signs to determine if a company is at risk of losing its competitive moat.

Shift Happens: Navigating the Big Data Paradigm

Introduction In this article, Enrico Alemani, Arpita Pattanaik, Tristan Salmon, Ethan Soo [1] discuss the challenges that increasing volumes of data bring to our clients and regulators. They illustrate how Compass Lexecon is rapidly able to transform significant amounts of raw data into actionable insights by leveraging innovative solutions to deal with big data. What … Continued

Compass Lexecon celebrates International Women’s Day

Today, Compass Lexecon celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD) and the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year’s IWD theme is #EmbracingEquity. When we embrace equity, we acknowledge the unique circumstances of each person and aim to provide them with the resources and opportunities to set them up for success. Today we reflect … Continued

A taste of geospatial analysis for competition economics

Written by Ivana Kocanova, James Forster and Toby Howard Geospatial analysis is a key parameter of the assessment of mergers where competition takes place at the local level. In this article, the data science team explores the tools it has developed to collect, analyse and visualize the data, quickly and flexibly. These tools enable better … Continued

Media Competition and Regulation in the Digital Age Event

Wednesday, 8 February, 08:30 – 14:30 GMT One Moorgate Place, Chartered Accountants’ Hall, 1 Moorgate Place, London EC2R 6EA Compass Lexecon and Geradin Partners are co-hosting an upcoming event on Media Competition and Regulation in the Digital Age at One Moorgate Place on Wednesday, 8 February. Digitalisation is creating increasingly complex regulatory and competition policy … Continued

Modelling the Objective Function of Managers in the Presence of Overlapping Shareholding

By Duarte Brito, Einer Elhauge, Ricardo Ribeiro, Helder Vasconcelos Expert Economist Helder Vasconcelos co-authored a paper with Duarte Brito, Einer Elhauge and Ricardo Ribeiro for the International Journal of Industrial Organization. The paper examines the objective function of managers in the presence of overlapping shareholding from both a theoretical and empirical perspective, with the findings … Continued

Event Synopsis: Compass Lexecon Economics Conference

On 23 September 2022, Compass Lexecon hosted its first Economics Conference at the Saïd Business School in Oxford, UK with the theme “Recent developments in the economics of mergers, and the scope for novel techniques and analysis”. The conference aimed to provide a forum in which economists at government authorities, academic economists, and industry practitioners … Continued

Decision Search Tool: Behind the Scenes

Written by Rashid Muhamedrahimov and Enrico Alemani [1] Introduction Software that provides powerful functionality can appear simple on the surface, but can hide plenty of fascinating technology. In this Data Science article, Rashid Muhamedrahimov and Enrico Alemani take a deep dive into the Compass Lexecon Decision Search Tool, an interactive web-app that allows users to … Continued