Gual, Jordi Hellwig, Martin F. Perrot, Anne Polo, Michele Rey, Patrick Schmidt, Klaus M. Stenbacka, Rune
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Munich Discussion Paper No. 2005-26
This report argues in favour of an economics-based approach to Article 82, in a way similar to the reform of Article 81 and merger control. In particular, we support an effects-based rather than a form-based approach to competition policy. Such an approach focuses on the presence of anti-competitive effects that harm consumers, and is based on the examination of each specific case, based on sound economics and grounded on facts.