Restoring the primacy of consumer in the competitive analysis

In today’s digital world, the tools available to practitioners and regulators allow to better stand the consumer at the heart of competitive analysis. This beneficial development can’t occur without giving a core spot to academic research.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In November 2016, Google's Chief Legal Officer did not hesitate to use the overwhelming weapon of consumer interest to oppose the European Commission's view of the US giant (K. Walker, Android: Choice at every turn, 10 November 2016, Google in Europe, accessed 9 December 2016 android-choice-competition-response-europe). He believes that if the latter is wrong in obscuring the considerable contribution of Mountain View and is mistaken both in its definition of relevant markets and in its analysis of the dynamics of innovation, it is because it has - deliberately or not - obscured how much Google improves the daily

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  • MIT Sloan School of Management
  • University of California (Berkeley)
  • Paris School of Economics
  • Toulouse School of Economics
  • Altermind (Paris)
  • Paris Dauphine University
  • Altermind (London)


David Thesmar, David Sraer, Jérôme Pouyet, David Martimort, Erwan Le Noan, Henri Isaac, Mathieu Laine, Restoring the primacy of consumer in the competitive analysis, February 2017, Concurrences N° 1-2017, Art. N° 83409, pp. 1-4

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