Economic Principles of Competition Law

COMPETITION LAW: EUROPEAN COMMUNITY PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE, Günther Hirsch, Frank Montag, and Franz-Jürgen Säcker, eds., pp. 202-393, London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2008

Posted: 15 Jan 2008 Last revised: 5 Mar 2008

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Wolfgang Kerber

University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics

Ulrich Schwalbe

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

This contribution is a broad (textbook-like) survey on the economic foundations of competition policy. It encompasses a comprehensive overview on both industrial economics and law and economics arguments, as far as they are relevant for competition law.

Contents: I. Competition and competition policy: an introduction II. History of competition policy III. Competition economics: an overview of theoretical concepts IV. Competition policy: normative and theoretical foundations V. Horizontal Agreements and Cartel prohibition VI. Horizontal mergers and merger control VII. Vertical agreements and vertical mergers VIII. Predatory behaviour and prohibiting of abuse of market power by a dominant firm IX. Natural monopolies and regulation X. Institutional foundations of competition policy

JEL Classification: K21, L4

Suggested Citation

Kerber, Wolfgang and Schwalbe, Ulrich, Economic Principles of Competition Law. COMPETITION LAW: EUROPEAN COMMUNITY PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE, Günther Hirsch, Frank Montag, and Franz-Jürgen Säcker, eds., pp. 202-393, London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1083086

Wolfgang Kerber (Contact Author)

University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics ( email )

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Marburg, D-35037
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Ulrich Schwalbe

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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