Challenges and Pitfalls in Cartel Fining

Canadian Competition Law Review. Vol 31, No 1, September 2018.

33 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2021

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Marcel Boyer

CIRANO, Université de Monréal

Anne Catherine Faye

Analysis Group, Inc.

Eric Gravel

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Rachidi Kotchoni

Université Paris Nanterre; African Development Bank

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

We analyze challenges and pitfalls faced by antitrust authorities in the fining of cartels. We review economics and legal approaches to cartel fining and the sometimes-conflicting objectives of restitution, deterrence, and proportionality. We also discuss various theoretical and empirical hurdles that antitrust authorities and courts must overcome to determine appropriate cartel fines, namely regarding cartel impact duration, but-for prices, and overcharges.

Keywords: Cartels, Fines, Competition Policy, Antitrust

JEL Classification: K21, K42, L22, L40

Suggested Citation

Boyer, Marcel and Faye, Anne Catherine and Gravel, Eric and Kotchoni, Rachidi, Challenges and Pitfalls in Cartel Fining (2018). Canadian Competition Law Review. Vol 31, No 1, September 2018., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3722807

Marcel Boyer

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Anne Catherine Faye

Analysis Group, Inc. ( email )

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Eric Gravel

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Rachidi Kotchoni (Contact Author)

Université Paris Nanterre ( email )

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Nanterre, Hauts de Seine 92000
France

African Development Bank ( email )

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Ivory Coast (Cote D'ivoire)

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