We contributed to the Journal of European Competition Law & Practice by unpacking the TCA’s first hub-and-spoke cartel decision. Unlike horizontal collusion between suppliers or between retailers, hub-and-spoke cartels require the involvement of both supplier(s) and retailer(s). The TCA recently found five grocery retailers and a cooking oil supplier liable for such behavior. Likewise documenting the hub-and-spoke cartel, the decision is also interesting in reflecting the TCA’s approach to rising inflation stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, besides unpacking the decision, we also provide some analysis that may inform readers about the economic background of the decision.
You may access the article by the following link.
– Associate professor of economics at Bahçeşehir University
– Associate editor-in-chief of the journal Competition and Regulation in Network Industries
– Teaches Managerial Economics at MBA, and Industrial Organization at undergraduate
– Designs and teaches specific courses, e.g. Platform Economics, Competition Policy in Digital Markets
– Publishes extensively on competition and regulatory issues in telecommunications, energy and platform industries
– Has experience in platform business models, network neutrality regulations and Internet usage
– Leads economic analysis on antitrust cases (in platform, electricity, banking, cement, petroleum and retail industries) and on regulatory issues (e.g. unbundling, net neutrality, OTT regulations)
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