Call for Papers
The Commission invites original, high-quality research papers, articles and book reviews on competition law, the economics of competition law, and contemporary antitrust issues for publication in the journal. The papers may be theoretical, empirical, or case studies. The Book Review should be of those books which are published in the last two years from the submission of paper.
The journal covers a wide range of themes. Research papers, articles, case studies, and book reviews based on empirical research on the following themes in the Indian context are encouraged for submission:
Market definition, measuring market power, and abuse of dominance
- Covering issues such as empirical methods of defining markets, measuring market power, assessment of exclusionary unilateral conduct, etc.
Vertical restraints and competition
- Vertical restraints can have many pro-competitive as well as anti-competitive effects. Papers may explore areas such as resale price maintenance, assignment of exclusive territories or exclusive dealing, tying and bundling, and circumstances under which these restrictions have anti-competitive effects.
Horizontal agreements and cartelization
- Prohibition of collusive conduct of firms is a key component of competition law. Papers may explore issues such as the economics of collusion, information exchange, price signalling, facilitating factors for cartels, detecting and discouraging cartels, etc.
Economics of platform markets and challenges for antitrust enforcement
- New digital products and business models as well as the special characteristics of digital markets have created novel challenges for enforcement and competition policy. Papers may explore the tools and techniques offered by economics to assess competition issues in platform markets.
Intellectual Property Rights and competition law
- Competition law is concerned not with the legitimate exercise of IP rights but with the efforts of holders of this right to expand their scope either to new products or beyond a certain time, or by conditioning access to the right on restrictions. Papers may explore areas of recent concerns in IP, such as competition law interface.
Price and non-price effects of mergers
- Economic analysis plays an important role in merger review. Papers may focus on recent developments in estimating the effects of mergers (merger simulation, diversion ratios, pricing pressure indices, etc.), including innovation and welfare effects such as vertical or conglomerate mergers and issues in the use of appropriate remedies, i.e., the adoption of structural and/or behavioural remedies.
Any other issues related to competition policy and law