Nomination for the 2018 Antitrust Writing Awards

Paper by Julian Nowag and BECCLE’s Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui nominated for the 2018 Antitrust Writing Awards.

The paper How the Uber & Lyft Case Provides an Impetus to Re-Examine Buyer Power in the World of Big Data and Algorithms”, co-authored by Julian Nowag and BECCLE’s Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui, has been nominated for the Antitrust Writing Awards 2018 in the General Antitrust category.

The paper examines possible ways in which the use of big data may facilitate anticompetitive overbuying in a simpler/cheaper way by ‘targeting’ only the input they compete for with their rivals. It uses a recent legal suit against Uber in the state of California in the US as an example to evaluate such conducts and discusses whether these type of actions are exclusionary or are simply a competitive fight for a desired input.

The Antitrust Writing Awards recognize the best academic and business articles of the year in competition law & economics as chosen by the public and a jury. The link to the paper if you wish to read it (and/or vote for it) as well as the other papers is available here…


Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Law, UoB, and BECCLE