Competition Policy in the EU: Fifty Years on from the Treaty of Rome

Hardcover | August 7, 2009

EditorXavier Vives

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A volume that takes stock and looks ahead on the development and implementation of competition policy in the European Union fifty years after the Treaty of Rome. Competition policy has emerged as a key policy in the EU with competition acting as the driving force for economic efficiency andthe welfare of citizens. Case law has been established to control and prevent anti-competitve behavior, state aid control has consolidated and evolved towards a more economic approach, and the authority of the EC and the judicial review of the Court of the First Instance (CFI) and the European Courtof Justice (ECJ) are firmly etsablished. The book provides an economic approach to competition policy and reflects the main areas of interest, open issues and progress in the area. The volume examines the design of competition policy institutions, the evolution of the implementation of competition policy and its convergence or divergencewith US practice, restrictive practices, cartels, abuse of dominance, merger control and state aids. The volume also analyses the interaction of competition policy and regulation, and studies its application to telecoms, banking and energy sectors. All chapters are written by leadfing specialistscombining theoretical with practical knowledge and discussing the underpinings of the application of law.

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A volume that takes stock and looks ahead on the development and implementation of competition policy in the European Union fifty years after the Treaty of Rome. Competition policy has emerged as a key policy in the EU with competition acting as the driving force for economic efficiency andthe welfare of citizens. Case law has been est...

Xavier Vives is Professor of Economics and Finance at IESE Business School. He has been Research Professor at Institut d'Analisi Economica (CSIC) and ICREA-UPF, Professor at INSEAD, Harvard Universty, the University of Pennsylvania and New York University, and has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, Universitat Autonoma ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:August 7, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Xavier Vives: Introduction2. Philip Lowe: The Design of Competition Policy Institutions for the 21st Century- the Experience of the Europan Commission and DG Competition3. Jorge Padilla: Article 81 Revisited: Deciphering EC Antitrust Goals and Rules4. John Vickers: Some Economics of Abuse of Dominance5. Massimo Motta: Cartels in the European Union: Economics. Law, Practice6. Bruce Lyons: An Economic Assessment of EC Merger Control: 1957-20077. David Spector: State Aids: Economic Analysis and Practice in the EU8. Martin Hellwig: Competition Policy and Sector-Specific Regulations for Network Industries9. Jordi Gual: European Telecoms Regulation: Past Performance and Prospects10. Elena Carletti and Xavier Vives: Regulation and Competition Policy in the Banking Sector11. Richrd Green: EU Regulation and Competition Policy among the Energy Utilities12. William Kovacic: Competition Policy in the European Union and the United States: Convergence or Divergence?