Oliver Budzinski

Oliver Budzinski is Full Professor (Chair) of Economic Theory and the Director of the Institute of Economics at Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany. He received his PhD from Hanover University and has served in academic positions at Marburg University, New York University, and Syddansk Universitet. His research specializes in competition economics and policy, media and digital economics, as well as sports economics. In these fields, he has published more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals and more than 50 chapters in collected volumes, conference proceedings, and handbooks.

Why We Don’t See Higher Use of Merger Simulations

Oliver Budzinski and Victoriia Noskova discuss in their publication why merger simulations are not more widely used by competition authorities and in front of the courts to predict future effects of mergers despite advancements in availability of data, AI and computational power. The institutional setting is an essential factor for computational antitrust tools to be accepted and applied by competition authorities.

Self-Preferencing Theories Need To Account for Exploitative Abuse

Patrice Bougette, Oliver Budzinski, and Frédéric Marty argue in their research that antitrust authorities on both sides of the Atlantic must take into consideration...

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