Freedom of Choice - The Emergence of a Powerful Concept in European Competition Law
Université Catholique de Louvain
June 5, 2012
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
Date posted: June 5, 2012 ; Last revised: August 22, 2012