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Wettbewerbsschutz durch regelgeleitete Wettbewerbspolitik: Anmerkungen zum institutionenökonomisch-evolutionären Wettbewerbsleitbild


  • Schmidtchen, Dieter


Kürzlich hat Chr. Mantzavinos ein neues Wettbewerbsleitbild vorgeschlagen, das auf Ergebnissen der Neuen Institutionenökonomik und der Evolutorischen Ökonomik aufbaut. Er kritisiert die gängigen normativen Konzeptionen in der Wettbewerbspolitik, insbesondere die Idee des Wettbewerbs als Allokationsmechanismus, und plädiert für eine regelgeleitete Wettbewerbspolitik, die sich hauptsächlich auf per se Verbote stützt. In diesem Paper wird argumentiert, daß die Kritik an den gängigen Konzeptionen überzogen ist und daß eine Politik der per se Verbote nicht praktikabel ist. Gerichte praktizieren aus guten Gründen in Fällen, für die ursprünglich per se Verbote galten, eine de facto ?rule of reason?.

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  • Schmidtchen, Dieter, 2006. "Wettbewerbsschutz durch regelgeleitete Wettbewerbspolitik: Anmerkungen zum institutionenökonomisch-evolutionären Wettbewerbsleitbild," CSLE Discussion Paper Series 2006-10, Saarland University, CSLE - Center for the Study of Law and Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:csledp:200610

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    regelgeleitete Wettbewerbspolitik; evolutionärer Prozeß; Institutionen; Antitrust; per se rule; rule of reason; rule governed policy; evolutionary process; institutional economics; antitrust; competition policy; per se rule; rule of reason;

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    • K21 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Antitrust Law
    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness
    • B52 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Historical; Institutional; Evolutionary


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