Competition’s New Clothes. 20 Short Cases on Rivalry Between Firms, François LÉVÊQUE

François Lévêque

This section selects books on themes related to competition laws and economics. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey of themes important in the area. The survey usually covers publication over the last three months after publication of the latest issue of Concurrences. Publishers, authors and editors are welcome to send books to for review in this section.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article.

We know the art of pedagogy through Professor Lévêque’s case studies, notably in his columns for The Conversation. In this book, he hardly departs from it, which is structured around four major challenges facing the competition and each time illustrated by the analysis of concrete cases from current economic events: the market (the casino or gas market, via the ski or container transport market), product differentiation (such as soft drinks, cereals, wine or Lego toys), innovation (from the Uber and BlaBlaCar models to the confrontation between Apple and Google, via Nintendo consoles) and redistribution (through the system for selling sports rights on television and the thorny question of the single price of books). Or how to revisit the fundamentals of competition in the light of the major economic issues of the first decade of the 21st century.

PDF Version


  • University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne


Stéphane Rodrigues, Competition’s New Clothes. 20 Short Cases on Rivalry Between Firms, François LÉVÊQUE , May 2019, Concurrences N° 2-2019, Art. N° 90094, p. 265

Publisher Cambridge University Press

Date 7 February 2019

Number of pages 220

Visites 103

All reviews