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Der „more economic approach“ in der Missbrauchsaufsicht: Einige kritische Anmerkungen zu den Vorschlägen der Generaldirektion Wettbewerb

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  • André Schmidt


    (University of Goettingen)

  • Stefan Voigt

Im Rahmen der Verwirklichung des „more economic approach“ in der europäischen Wettbewerbspolitik hat die Europäische Kommission im Dezember 2005 umfangreiche Vorschläge zur Neugestaltung der Missbrauchsaufsicht vorgestellt. Im vorliegenden Beitrag werden diese Vorschläge in ihren Grundzügen dargestellt und diskutiert. Die Verfasser zeigen dabei unter anderem auf, dass die Realisierung der Vorschläge zu einer weiteren Stärkung einer rule of reason-Anwendung in der europäischen Wettbewerbspolitik führen würde. Damit verzichtet die Kommission jedoch auf die ökonomische Vorteilhaftigkeit von per se-Regeln. Darüber hinaus setzen die Verfasser sich kritisch mit der von der Kommission vorgeschlagenen Berücksichtigung von Effizienzwirkungen im Rahmen der Missbrauchsaufsicht auseinander. The Commission’s proposals regarding the implementation of art. 82 TEC are shortly presented. The authors show that they can be interpreted as another step towards a “more economic approach” because their implementation would strengthen the rule of reason even further. The Commission’s proposal to introduce an efficiency defense is critically discussed as are some of the other means proposed to deal with various behavioral strategies such as pricing, rebates, bundling, and aftermarkets.

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Paper provided by University of Goettingen, Department of Economics in its series Departmental Discussion Papers with number 129.

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Date of creation: 19 Apr 2006
Handle: RePEc:got:vwldps:129
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