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The role of private litigation in antitrust enforcement

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  • Bourjade, Sylvain

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In this article, we study the effects of encouraging private actions for breaches of competition law. We also analyze how to design a private litigation system which deters anticompetitive actions without deterring legitimate pro-competitive actions.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 34818.

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Date of creation: 2009
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