Relevance and Shortcomings of Behavioral Economics in Antitrust Deterrence

Journal of European Competition Law & Practice – Oxford Academic (Forthcoming)

10 Pages Posted: 24 Oct 2019 Last revised: 30 Mar 2020

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Godefroy de Moncuit de Boiscuillé

University of Versailles/Paris saclay; The Business Law and New Technologies Center (DANTE Lab Paris Versailles); Versailles

Date Written: November 2, 2019

Abstract

The new paradigm introduced by behavioral studies changes the traditional approach on the incitement to break the law. This paper aims to examine the relevance of a deterrent system based not on the rational choice theory, but on behavioural theory.

Keywords: Antitrust, Competition, Anticompetitive Practices, Deterrence, Behavioral Theory, Rational Choice Theory, Cognitive Biases, Heuristics, Soft Law

JEL Classification: K20, K21, A1

Suggested Citation

de Moncuit, Godefroy, Relevance and Shortcomings of Behavioral Economics in Antitrust Deterrence (November 2, 2019). Journal of European Competition Law & Practice – Oxford Academic (Forthcoming). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3468837 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3468837

Godefroy De Moncuit (Contact Author)

University of Versailles/Paris saclay ( email )

Versailles, 78000
France

The Business Law and New Technologies Center (DANTE Lab Paris Versailles) ( email )

Versailles, 78000
France

Versailles ( email )

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Sceaux, 92330
France

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