Competition law and policy in the digital economy: report from Spain

Proceedings of the XXIX FIDE Congress (The Hague, 20-23 May 2020)

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José Marino García García

Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y de la Competencia

Pablo Ibáñez Colomo

London School of Economics - Law Department

Date Written: January 28, 2020

Abstract

The paper provides an overview of the enforcement activity of the Spanish competition authority in the digital economy. It explores, in particular, (i) the authority's approach to market definition and the assessment of market power; (ii) the main theories of harm developed in its decisions; and (iii) the remedies imposed. The institutional aspects are also considered.

Keywords: competition law; digital economy; network effects; two-sided markets; exclusivity; remedies

JEL Classification: K21, L14, L24, L41, L42

Suggested Citation

García García, José Marino and Ibáñez Colomo, Pablo, Competition law and policy in the digital economy: report from Spain (January 28, 2020). Proceedings of the XXIX FIDE Congress (The Hague, 20-23 May 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=

José Marino García García

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Pablo Ibáñez Colomo (Contact Author)

London School of Economics - Law Department ( email )

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