Articles co-authored by Eleanor Fox ’61, Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation, and by Professor Daniel Rubinfeld have been honored in the 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards, which are given to the best antitrust scholarship published in 2014. These awards recognize their academic work in the General Antitrust and Dominance categories, respectively.
Fox co-wrote “When the State Harms Competition—The Role for Competition Law,” published in the Antitrust Law Journal, with Associate Professor Deborah Healy of University of New South Wales Law School. In the article, the authors investigate the actual and potential use of antitrust laws to forbid or trump state measures that negatively impact market competition. Among such measures are state-granted monopoly rights that block entry to competitive markets and state laws that organize private cartels.
Rubinfeld worked with James Ratliff, executive vice president of the economic consulting firm Compass Lexecon, on the piece, “Is there a Market for Organic Search Engine Results and Can Their Manipulation Give Rise to Antitrust Liability?”, which appeared in the Journal of Competition Law and Economics. The authors probe the merits of accusations that Google’s alleged manipulation of search results to push its own services constitutes antitrust violations.
The awards, given annually, are organized by the competition law journal Concurrences, and the George Washington University Law School Competition Law Center.
Posted April 16, 2015