EMEA THE ANALYSIS
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FROM THE EDITOR
In The Analysis, we consider the complex challenges that businesses and policymakers face, and demonstrate the light that economic analysis can shed on them – albeit partially – to inform better decisions and advance important debates.
In our fourth edition, our expert economists look at what data trends tell us about three complex debates: how companies’ profit margins have developed, and what that implies about merger control; whether the CMA and EC have held mergers in the tech sector to a higher standard than those in other sectors; and how the nature and impact of “multi-homing” can vary in different markets.
IN THIS ISSUE
Have European authorities been stricter with tech mergers?
In this article, Kirsten Edwards-Warren analyses the difference between the CMA’s and EC’s decisions on tech mergers and their decisions on mergers in other sectors.
Survey Evidence on Multi-homing in Online Retail Businesses
John Davies, Sergey Khodjamirian, Felix Giallombardo and Pietro Aletti explore empirical evidence on multi-homing in online retailing in the context of “gatekeepers”.