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Towards an Economics of Convention-based Approach of the European Competition Policy

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  • Frédéric Marty

    (GREDEG CNRS
    University of Nice Sophia Antipolis
    OFCE - Sciences Po. Paris)

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Our paper aims at developing an analysis of the European competition law enforcement dynamics based on an economics of conventions' framework. We question the ordoliberal theoretical foundations of the EU competition policy and we assess to what extent the implementation of a "more economic approach" might pertain to a convention inspired by the Chicago School normative views. We question the economic history, the history of economics thought, and the legal history as we consider that the European courts case law is the main driving force of conventional shifts in matter of competition law enforcement.

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Paper provided by Groupe de REcherche en Droit, Economie, Gestion (GREDEG CNRS), University of Nice Sophia Antipolis in its series GREDEG Working Papers with number 2014-06.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2014
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Publication status: Forthcoming in Historical Social Research (HSR)
Handle: RePEc:gre:wpaper:2014-06

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Keywords: Competition policy; abuse of dominant position; ordoliberalism; Chicago school competition law and economics;

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