2017 Antitrust Writing Awards


Cornerstone Research staff and experts were chosen as winners in Concurrences Review’s annual selection of leading articles.

LondonConcurrences Review selected two competition papers authored by Cornerstone Research staff and an affiliated expert as winners of the Antitrust Writing Awards 2017. The awards honour the best articles published or accepted for publication in peer-reviewed journals or professional business publications in the preceding year.

A jury of more than 50 international antitrust experts reviewed 600 papers and selected winners based on writing, scholarship, originality, practical relevance, and the contribution they make to competition advocacy. The awards are organised by Concurrences Review and the George Washington University Law School Competition Law Center.

Academic Article, Economics

John Asker
Diagnosing Foreclosure due to Exclusive Dealing
Journal of Industrial Economics, September 2016

This article discusses whether exclusive dealing arrangements between brewers and their distributors lead to foreclosure. Dr Asker evaluates the effect of these arrangements on competition in the Chicago beer market in 1994. He provides a diagnostic test indicating that foreclosure effects are not present in this market, suggesting that the most likely effect of intervention would be to reduce social welfare.

Business Article, Unilateral Conduct

Reuben Arnold, Neill Norman, and Daniel Schmierer
Resale Price Maintenance and Dual Distribution
ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Distribution and Franchising, March 2016

In this article, the authors discuss some of the reasons for dual distribution and multi-channel distribution, review the economic analysis of RPM, and demonstrate that RPM plays a key role in facilitating the competitive benefits that can arise from dual distribution and multi-channel distribution.

John Asker

Armen A. Alchian Chair in Economic Theory and Professor of Economics,
University of California, Los Angeles;
Senior Advisor, Cornerstone Research

  • Silicon Valley

Neill E. Norman

Senior Consultant


Terri Viera
Cornerstone Research