Monday, December 3, 2012
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
Competition authorities and courts are often called upon to quantify the harm to competition or the damages suffered by private parties due to anticompetitive conduct. An OECD roundtable discussion among competition authorities revealed that there is little disagreement about the quantitative methods used to measure harm, but some disagreement about whether it is useful for competition agencies to quantify harm in the first place.
Quantification of Harm to Competition by National Courts and Competition Agencies is a compilation of the materials presented and discussed at a Competition Committee roundtable held in February 2011. This publication includes: a background note by Hans W. Friederiszick and Elisabeth Fugger, an executive summary, an aide-mémoire of that discussion, a contribution from Prof. Herbert Hovenkamp as well as 17 national contributions.