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Common Errors and Misunderstandings in Competition Law: An Economist's View

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Stefan Buehler

University of St. Gallen - SEPS: Economics and Political Sciences

Date Written: June 7, 2012

Abstract

This paper discusses five errors and misunderstandings in the application of competition law which are particularly relevant from the perspective of an economist: 1) The notion that economists and lawyers do not mix well; 2) The notion that economists should not (but often do) disagree; 3) The (ab)use of empirical evidence; 4) The (un)importance of tacit collusion; 5) The vertical restraints conundrum.

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Buehler, Stefan, Common Errors and Misunderstandings in Competition Law: An Economist's View (June 7, 2012). 19th St.Gallen International Competition Law Forum ICF, June 7th and 8th 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2206317

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