Economics for Competition Lawyers

Paperback | April 6, 2016

byGunnar Niels, Helen Jenkins, James Kavanagh

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Competition law is rooted in economic theory, and economics provides many of the standard tools often applied in competition investigations. As a result, a strong foundation in economics is an invaluable asset for practitioners in this area of law. This is the new edition of the popular and well-regarded practitioner guide to the economic principles of competition law. Written in accessible language for non-technical readers, it covers first economic principles by applying them directly to competition cases. It covers all major topics incompetition law where economics is relevant: the core themes of market definition, market power and dominance, mergers, and anti-competition practice, as well as less familiar but important areas such as state aid, remedy design and damages. Topics are introduced by posing compelling questions basedon real cases from around the world. The new edition has been updated to include important recent developments in competition law, and new economic approaches.

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Competition law is rooted in economic theory, and economics provides many of the standard tools often applied in competition investigations. As a result, a strong foundation in economics is an invaluable asset for practitioners in this area of law. This is the new edition of the popular and well-regarded practitioner guide to the econo...

Gunnar Niels is a Partner at Oxera, leading the organisation's work in competition policy and litigation. He is a non-governmental adviser (NGA) to the International Competition Network (ICN) Working Group on Unilateral Conduct. Helen Jenkins is a Partner at Oxera, with more than 20 years of professional experience in applying economic...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:624 pagesPublished:April 6, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: starting from first principles2. Market definition3. Market power4. Abuse of dominance5. Cartels and other horizontal agreements6. Vertical restraints7. Mergers8. State Aid9. Design of remedies10. Quantification of damages11. The use of economic evidence in competition cases

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"the authors have done an outstanding job in explaining the major areas of competition law." --Nilay B. Patel, Cambridge Law Journal 01/04/2014