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Comparative Competition Law and Economics

Roger J. Van den Bergh, Professor of Law and Economics, Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Offering a concise and critical comparison of EU competition law and US antitrust law from an economic perspective, this is the ideal textbook for international and interdisciplinary courses combining law and economic approaches.
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Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 978 1 78643 830 0
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Publication Date: 2017
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Law and Economics
  • Law - Academic
  • Comparative Law
  • Competition and Antitrust Law
  • Law and Economics
Offering a concise and critical comparison of EU competition law and US antitrust law from an economic perspective, this is the ideal textbook for international and interdisciplinary courses combining law and economic approaches.

The book provides thorough coverage including the definition of market power, the use of horizontal and vertical restrictions, mergers and the unilateral conduct of dominant firms. It also includes discussion of problems relating to the enforcement of legal prohibitions, which will be of particular interest to practitioners and regulators.

With analysis of leading cases of EU competition law, US antitrust law and insightful case studies of competition laws in BRIC countries, this book succinctly highlights the key information and goes further to discuss the many issues relating to the use of economic analysis.

Key Features:

• uses economic insights to help students understand the context in which the rules of competition law are applied

• systematically compares EU competition law and US antitrust law, with discussion of leading cases, in order to understand how the underlying principles work in practice

• clear presentation, including boxes highlighting key case studies, ensures information on the competition laws of various BRIC countries is easily accessible

• the comparative approach and use of international case studies make this an ideal textbook for students in any jurisdiction.
‘The role of economic analysis in defining the sense of antitrust rules. The convergence between the US and the EU and their enduring differences. The competition laws recently adopted in other continents. Wherever you are in the world, you will find in this book everything you wanted to know about antitrust.’
– Giuliano Amato, Judge of the Italian Constitutional Court, Former Prime Minister

‘Comparative Competition Law and Economics is a tour de force. It offers a fully integrated analysis of US and EU competition law and economics. The legal and economic analyses are up-to-date, comprehensive, provocative and yet readable. It deserves a spot on your bookshelf.’
– Daniel Rubinfeld, New York University, School of Law and University of California, Berkeley, US

‘This is an excellent and truly interdisciplinary textbook on competition law and economics, in which students learn both the most important economic insights and the legal rules in a clear and comprehensible way. Particularly valuable is the comparative perspective in regard to EU competition law, US antitrust law, and other new competition laws in the world.’
– Wolfgang Kerber, Marburg University, Germany
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Economic approaches to competition law 3. The goals of competition law 4. Market power, market definition and entry barriers 5. Horizontal Restrictions 6. Vertical Restrictions 7. Unilateral conduct of dominant firms 8. Enforcement 9. Merger Control Index