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Blockchains in Power Markets: Decentralized Disruption or Incremental Innovation?
  • NERA Economic Consulting
  • USA
  • February 11 2019

We consider the disruptive potential of blockchains in power markets. We reflect on the economic advantages of entrusting to centralized intermediary


Recent Trends in Securities Class Action Litigation: 2018 Full-Year Review
  • NERA Economic Consulting
  • USA
  • January 29 2019

In 2018, the pace of securities class action filings was the highest since the aftermath of the 2000 dot-com crash, with 441 new cases. While merger


Trends in Regulatory Enforcement in UK Financial Markets 201819 Mid-Year Report
  • NERA Economic Consulting
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • January 29 2019

NERA Economic Consulting maintains a proprietary database (the NERA FCA database) of fines and non-pecuniary enforcement by the Financial Conduct


CPRC Discussion Paper Series Competition Policy Research Center Japan Fair Trade Commission
  • NERA Economic Consulting
  • Japan
  • January 22 2019

Damages awards like the 2008 order for USEN Corporation to pay 2,052 million to Can System Corporation 2 raise questions about


Recent Trends in Securities Class Action Litigation: Q3 2018 Update
  • NERA Economic Consulting
  • USA
  • October 29 2018

A total of 312 federal securities class actions were filed during the first three quarters of 2018, a near-record rate that points to a second


Incentive Regulation in the United States: Current Trends and a Look Back
  • NERA Economic Consulting
  • USA
  • August 22 2018

The electric utility business is re-examining the way it deals with decentralization, digitization, and decarbonization--the "3 Ds" that have


Generics and Back Margins: Why Is the Assessment Unchanged since 2013?
  • NERA Economic Consulting
  • France
  • July 20 2018

During the launch of its pharmaceutical sector inquiry in November 2017, the French Competition Authority (FCA) expressed interest in the discounts


Recent Trends in Securities Class Action Litigation: H1 2018 Update
  • NERA Economic Consulting
  • USA
  • July 18 2018

The record pace of federal securities class action filings persisted during the first half of 2018, with 217 cases filed. Merger objections made up


Indemnity Payments Remain at Historical Levels While Filings Decline Snapshot of Recent Trends in Asbestos Litigation: 2018 Update
  • NERA Economic Consulting
  • USA
  • June 26 2018

Each year, we conduct a review of asbestos-related liabilities reported in companies' 10-Ks. By compiling this information, we allow companies to


Recent Trends in Virtual Currency Regulation, Enforcement, and Litigation
  • NERA Economic Consulting
  • USA
  • May 21 2018

2017 saw an avalanche of regulatory guidance, enforcement actions, and class action filings related to virtual currency. This development of a