Monday, March 29, 2021
Skip Nav Destination Comparing the Role of Economics/Effects-Based in Antitrust Enforcement and Its Relation to the Judicial Review in the EC to Other Countries
ABSTRACT: The last 25 or so years are widely considered as witnessing, in many jurisdictions throughout the world, a substantial increase in the role of economists and, though this view has not relied on much formal empirical backing, even in the extent and sophistication of economic analysis applied in the assessment of cases and in reaching decisions in competition law (CL) enforcement. A few countries, such as the USA and Canada, are generally thought of as leading the way in this regard. But whilst this view, or, better, hypothesis, can be thought of as uncontroversial for merger control, it is far from uncontroversial for antitrust enforcement in many jurisdictions.