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An Economic Approach to Article 82

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  • Gual, Jordi
  • Hellwig, Martin F.
  • Perrot, Anne
  • Polo, Michele
  • Rey, Patrick
  • Schmidt, Klaus M.
  • Stenbacka, Rune

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This report argues in favour of an economics-based approach to Article 82, in a way similar to the reform of Article 81 and merger control. In particular, we support an effects-based rather than a form-based approach to competition policy. Such an approach focuses on the presence of anti-competitive effects that harm consumers, and is based on the examination of each specific case, based on sound economics and grounded on facts.

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Paper provided by University of Munich, Department of Economics in its series Discussion Papers in Economics with number 745.

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