Ariel Ezrachi is the Slaughter and May Professor of Competition Law at the University of Oxford and the Founder and Director of the University of Oxford Centre for Competition Law and Policy. He routinely advises competition authorities, law firms, and multi-national firms on competition issues, and develops training and capacity building programmes in competition law and policy for the private and public sectors. He is the co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement (OUP) and the author, co-author and editor of numerous books, including Virtual Competition – The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy (2016, Harvard) and EU Competition Law, An Analytical Guide to the Leading Cases (5th ed, 2016, Hart).
E-commerce has brought us all closer to the promised land of competition – where ample choice, better quality and lower prices reside. Our online environment is seemingly delivering constant waves of innovation and competitive pressure. It has led to reduced barriers to entry, increased market access, increased market transparency and ...