About this book:
Ex Post Evaluation of Competition Cases is an essential volume based on the process followed by expert contributors to provide a neutral and extensive assessment of cases that have significantly shaped European Union (EU) competition law enforcement. Competition authorities use ex post evaluation of enforcement decisions to help determine if an intervention (or non-intervention) has achieved its objectives – and, if not, the reasons it failed to do so – thus allowing for improvement in the design and use of techniques used in the analysis underpinning the decision.
What’s in this book:
Delving deep into the analysis of foundational cases of EU competition law and the methodologies that have been developed over time to predict how enforcement decisions will affect competition, for each case, the authors respond thoroughly to the following questions:
- Did the decision have an impact on the affected market?
- Did it improve consumer or social welfare?
- With the benefit of hindsight, were the factual assertions true?
- Were all the relevant theories of harm (and efficiency justifications) properly investigated?
- Was the decision able to deter similar anticompetitive behaviour?
- Did the decision provide clear guidance on which types of conduct should be deemed illegal?
Industries covered include information technology (the Microsoft cases), payment cards (the Visa Europe 2010 Commitments Decision), pharmaceuticals, and conditional rebates (Michelin I, Michelin II and BA/Virgin). Also investigated are the role of buyer power in concentration cases and the relative strength of competition law enforcement versus regulation, where appropriate.
How this will help you:
In its accumulation of evidence from individual cases that have steadily improved our ability to grasp the connections between policy choices and the outcomes they lead to, this volume is peerless. It comprises an invaluable resource for competition authorities in performing ex post evaluations and will be highly appreciated by practitioners and academics associated with European competition law.
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Methods for the Ex Post Assessment of Competition Law Decisions: A Concise Guide
Ex Post Assessment of European Competition Policy: The Microsoft Cases
Dan Gore & Ashwin van Rooijen
Ex Post Assessment of European Competition Policy in the Payment Sector: The Visa Europe 2010 Commitments Decision
Alen Veljan, Scott McInnes & Nicolas Petit
Ex Post Assessment of European Competition Policy: Buyer Power in Concentration Cases
Maurice de Valois Turk & Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui
Ex Post Assessment of European Competition Policy: The Pharmaceutical Parallel Trade Cases
Jan Blockx & Benoît Durand
Conditional Rebates under EU Competition Law: A Retrospective on Michelin I, Michelin II and BA/Virgin
Christian Ahlborn, Xavier Boutin, Verity Egerton-Doyle, & Nayantara Ravichandran