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Alberto Mingardi: October 2016

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AT&T, Time-Warner and the end of competition

Competition
Alberto Mingardi
The AT&T and Time-Warner merger is attracting considerable attention. The idea of "convergence" between telcos and content providers has been around for quite a while. Still, the idea of "convergence" needs to be tested via the market process. Integrating production... MORE

Theresa May's anti-libertarian turn

Eurozone crisis
Alberto Mingardi
Theresa May's speech at the Tory national conference has generated little enthusiasm among British conservatives of a libertarian bent. On the other hand, it cautioned some people on the left, who found Mrs May is perhaps ready to steal the... MORE

The myth of Italian instability

Eurozone crisis
Alberto Mingardi
On December 4th, Italy is going to vote in a referendum on the constitutional reform recently enacted by the Parliament. Together with the fate of a constitutional reform, Mr Renzi's government is at stake - and for this reason... MORE

Do we need more antitrust?

Competition
Alberto Mingardi
Do we need more antitrust enforcement? The Economist presents a number of interesting research papers. Among the most striking insights, the authors find that income inequality is "explained by a growing dispersion in average wages paid by firms," as opposed... MORE

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