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How can IPOs be facilitated for start-ups in Germany?

Oxera, in collaboration with Professor Christoph Kaserer, recently prepared a study for the German ministry of economics and energy (BMWi) on the topic ‘How can IPOs be facilitated for start-ups in Germany? International comparison and recommendations for action’. In this study, the team led by Alexander Gaigl produced insights on capital markets, stock markets and initial public offerings… Read More

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Assessment of proposals for an SMS merger regime

The UK Government is seeking feedback on proposals for what it describes as ‘a new pro-competition regime for digital markets’.1 While not currently part of its preferred option, the Government has stated that it is supportive of a dedicated merger regime for firms with Strategic Market Status (SMS) and… Read More

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A fare price for net zero aviation?

In July, the UK Department for Transport published a consultation on its strategy for achieving net zero carbon emissions in the aviation sector by 2050. While the consultation discusses the technological challenges with achieving net zero, it does not consider the impact of its net zero measures on market outcomes,… Read More

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How Facebook benefits the creative industries

Digital platforms have transformed the ways in which people discover and experience content from the creative industries. At the same time, by connecting consumers with creative content from around the world, digital platforms can help creators to share their content more easily and more widely. As policymakers consider new… Read More

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Allowed cost of equity for German energy networks

The fourth regulatory period for energy networks in Germany begins for gas networks in January 2023 and for electricity networks in January 2024. In this context, Oxera has been advising the networks on regulatory price-control parameters. One of the areas of ongoing debate is the regulated cost of equity for… Read More

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RIIO-2 appeals—CMA provisional findings

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published a summary of its Provisional Determination of the appeals in respect of Ofgem’s RIIO-GD2 and RIIO-T2 price control review. Out of 12 grounds of appeal, it provisionally upheld, partially or fully, five. In many instances, the CMA did not find Ofgem’s… Read More

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Improving UK financial regulation post-Brexit

In October 2020, HM Treasury in the UK issued a consultation on its Future Regulatory Framework Review. The Review considers how the regulatory framework for financial services needs to adapt to be fit for the UK’s future outside of the European Union. In this context, Oxera, the London School of… Read More

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Summary: ‘Decarbonising Transport: A Better, Greener Britain’

On 14 July 2021, the UK government published its long-awaited Transport Decarbonisation Plan (‘the Plan’), outlining 78 commitments and actions to deliver net zero in the transport system by 2050. Alongside the Plan, the government also published a delivery plan on the phasing out of petrol and diesel cars and… Read More

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