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.
• Reference volume covering the entire history of European Commission rules enforcement • Systematic classification and organization allows rapid access to the economic principles used in competition decisions • Clear exposition of economic principles makes the book accessible to lawyers as well as economists
List of figures; Acknowledgements; 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; Annex: 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; Bibliography; Index.
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
Review of the hardback: 'A selective, yet comprehensive, review of EU case law through the lens of economic principles. This was long overdue and will prove to be an essential tool for teachers and practitioners.' Damien Neven, Chief Competition Economist, DG Competition, European Commission
Review of the hardback: 'The authors have done an enormous amount of work to collect and classify - according to economic principles - all the European Commission's antitrust decisions up until 2009. The result is a book that both practitioners and academics interested in competition policy will want to have on their desks as a reference tool.' Massimo Motta, Dean of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
Review of the hardback: 'This is an imaginative and well-chosen compilation of key decisions. The authors' review of the approach taken by the Commission in these cases allows the reader to appreciate the increased use of economic analysis by the Commission. A most useful text for those studying the impact of the more economics-based approach to competition law.' Giorgio Monti, London School of Economics