Abuse of a Dominant Position: Cases and Experiments
Eric Van Damme
TILEC and CentER, Tilburg University
Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC); College of Europe - Bruges; Tilburg University - Tilburg Law School; Center on Regulation in Europe (CERRE)
University of Vienna - Faculty of Business, Economics, and Statistics; Tilburg University - Department of Economics
TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2006-020
Article 82 of the EC Treaty states that any abuse of a dominant position is prohibited, and mentions four examples of abuses: (i) directly or indirectly imposing unfair prices or other unfair trading conditions; (ii) limiting production or development to the prejudice of consumers; (iii) unequal treatment of trading parties, thereby placing some at a competitive disadvantage; and (iv) making use of tying contracts, hence, forcing unnecessary supplementary obligations on customers.
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Date posted: August 22, 2006
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