New Rules for Dominant Firms in Europe
28 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2007
Date Written: March 2006
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
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