Abuse of a Dominant Position: Cases and Experiments

TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2006-020

53 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2006  

Eric van Damme

TILEC and CentER, Tilburg University

Pierre Larouche

Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC); College of Europe - Bruges; Tilburg University - Tilburg Law School; Center on Regulation in Europe (CERRE)

Wieland Müller

University of Vienna - Faculty of Business, Economics, and Statistics; Tilburg University - Department of Economics

Date Written: August 2006

Abstract

Article 82 of the EC Treaty states that any abuse of a dominant position is prohibited, and mentions four examples of abuses: (i) directly or indirectly imposing unfair prices or other unfair trading conditions; (ii) limiting production or development to the prejudice of consumers; (iii) unequal treatment of trading parties, thereby placing some at a competitive disadvantage; and (iv) making use of tying contracts, hence, forcing unnecessary supplementary obligations on customers.

Suggested Citation

van Damme, Eric and Larouche, Pierre and Müller, Wieland, Abuse of a Dominant Position: Cases and Experiments (August 2006). TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2006-020. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=925626 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.925626

Eric E.C. Van Damme (Contact Author)

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Wieland Müller

University of Vienna - Faculty of Business, Economics, and Statistics ( email )

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Tilburg University - Department of Economics ( email )

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