New Rules for Dominant Firms in Europe

28 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2007

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Mattias Ganslandt

Centre for European Law and Economics; Research Institute of Industrial Economics; University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics

Date Written: March 2006

Abstract

This paper considers the modernization of the European competition rules for dominant firms, i.e Article 82 of the EC Treaty. It argues that an effects-based approach could increase economic efficiency, if sound and robust economic theories are used by the agencies and courts in the assessment of business conduct. Otherwise it does not.

Keywords: Abuse of dominance, EC competition policy, Antitrust, Exclusion

JEL Classification: K21, L12

Suggested Citation

Ganslandt, Mattias, New Rules for Dominant Firms in Europe (March 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=970840 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.970840

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