The call for expanding competition enforcement in labour markets is hard to ignore. Several authorities worldwide have increased their vigilance regarding possible labour market distortions. In practice, however, merger control enforcement in labour markets is rare or as good as nonexistent in most jurisdictions. Although academics have proposed instruments to measure labour market concentration, identify and quantify potential theories of harm, and facilitate the investigation process, converting all these insights into practice raises several challenges.
The goal of this article is to identify some of these challenges from an enforcer’s point of view and to contribute to the debate on how to address them.
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