European Commission Decisions on Competition: Economic Perspectives on Landmark Antitrust and Merger Cases

European Commission Decisions on Competition: Economic Perspectives on Landmark Antitrust and Merger Cases

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Francesco Russo, Maarten Pieter Schinkel, Andrea Günster, Martin Carree
Cambridge University Press, 7/8/2010
EAN 9780521117197, ISBN10: 0521117194

Hardcover, 450 pages, 24.7 x 17.4 x 2.5 cm
Language: English

European Commission Decisions on Competition provides a comprehensive economic classification and analysis of all European Commission decisions adopted pursuant to Articles 101, 102 and 106 of the FEU Treaty from 1962 to 2009. It also includes a sample of landmark European merger cases. The decisions are organised according to the principal economic theory applied in the case. For each economic category, the seminal Commission decision that became a reference point for that type of anticompetitive behaviour is described. For this, a fixed template format is used throughout the book. All subsequent decisions in which the same economic principle was applied are listed chronologically. It complements the most widely used textbooks in industrial organisation, competition economics and competition law, to which detailed references are offered. The book contains source material for teachers and students, scholars of competition law and economics, as well as practising competition lawyers and officials.

List of figures
Table of legislation
Table of equivalences
List of abbreviations
1. Introduction
2. Horizontal constraints
3. Abuse of dominance
4. Licensing
5. Vertical restrictions
6. Joint ventures and alliances
7. Decisions addressed to Member States pursuant to Article 106 FEU Treaty
8. Mergers and acquisitions
1. Decisions related to procedural issues
2. Table of landmark decisions described in the book
3. Table of mergers blocked by the European Commission
4. Table of merger decisions described in the book in alphabetical order
5. Table of all European Commission decisions on antitrust in alphabetical order

Review of the hardback: 'This book is an invaluable asset for associating theories from industrial economics with actual case studies. Organized by economic theories of harm, the basic facts and the Commission or Court's analysis in dozens of cases are succinctly summarised. This is great material to get students thinking about how competition works, and is impeded, in practice. It is also a valuable reference work for practitioners and researchers.' Bruce Lyons, University of East Anglia