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Antitrust Enforcement in the Electricity and Gas Industries: Problems and Solutions for the EU

9 Pages Posted: 2 Sep 2006  

Francois Leveque

École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris - Centre d'Économie Industrielle (CERNA)

Date Written: June 2006

Abstract

Antitrust enforcement in the electricity and gas industries raises specific problems that call for specific solutions. Among the issues: How can the anticompetitive effects of mergers be assessed in a changing regulatory environment? Should long-term agreements in energy purchasing be prohibited? What are the benefits of preventive action such as competition advocacy and market surveillance committees? Should Article 82 (a) of the EC Treaty be used to curb excessive pricing?

Keywords: Antitrust, Competition Policy, Electricity

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Leveque, Francois, Antitrust Enforcement in the Electricity and Gas Industries: Problems and Solutions for the EU (June 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=927887 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.927887

Francois Leveque (Contact Author)

École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris - Centre d'Économie Industrielle (CERNA) ( email )

60, boulevard Saint Michel
75272 Paris Cedex 06, 75272
France

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