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Freedom of Choice - The Emergence of a Powerful Concept in European Competition Law


Paul Nihoul


Université Catholique de Louvain

June 5, 2012


Abstract:     
Is Europe engaging on a path leading to the transformation of its competition policy? In the last years, the European Commission has adopted landmark decisions placing to the foreground a concept that had so far gained limited attention – the concept of choice, that is, the possibility, and the right, for customers, to choose freely the products/services best corresponding to their needs, and the economic partners they want to deal with.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 30

Keywords: Antitrust, Competition, Choice, Consumers

JEL Classification: K21, K23

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Date posted: June 5, 2012 ; Last revised: August 22, 2012

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Nihoul, Paul, Freedom of Choice - The Emergence of a Powerful Concept in European Competition Law (June 5, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2077694 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2077694

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Paul Nihoul (Contact Author)
Université Catholique de Louvain ( email )
Place Montesquieu, 3
Louvain-la-Neuve, 1348
Belgium
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