French Competition Authority (Paris) University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne

Emmanuel Combe

French Competition Authority (Paris), University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne

Emmanuel Combe is the Vice-President of the French Competition Authority. As Professor at the University Sorbonne, his research and teaching interests were mainly related to competition policy (especially cartels and agreements between firms) and intellectual property rights (especially the interface between patent and competition). He published a textbook (in French) on “economics and competition policy” (2005) and numerous papers on the fight against cartels. Emmanuel Combe is also visiting professor at the College of Europe (Bruges) and at the University of Buenos-Aires (USAL). Emmanuels has been a Member of the Scientific Committee of Concurrences since 2006.

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Emmanuel Combe, Emmanuel Macron, Nicolas Charbit Emmanuel MACRON (French Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs): Competition policy: A weapon to reconcile liberty, equality and economic efficiency


Interview conducted by Emmanuel Combe, French Competition Authority and Nicolas Charbit, Editor in chief Concurrences. Several times, you’ve stated that competition can form part of a progressive vision of society, placing economic freedom and equal opportunities at the centre of debates. Can (...)

Emmanuel Combe, Francesco Rosati, Igor Simic The passing-on defence theory


This set of three papers are derived from the training session on the “Passing on defence” organized by Concurrences Review that has held on 5th July 2011 in Paris. The first contribution written by the economist Emmanuel Combe is dedicated to the definition of the fundamental notions. The second (...)

Constance Monnier-Schlumberger, Emmanuel Combe Cartels in Europe: main features


This article draws an exhaustive panorama of all the cartels convicted by the European Commission (111 cartels convicted from 1959 to 2009) and depicts the cartel profile in Europe. We analyze our sample comparing our results with those obtained from international and U.S. data. We study (...)

Emmanuel Combe What’s wrong with low cost ?


Despite its economic success, the low cost model is often considered as detrimental to consumers because it may reduce the quality level of products and services. Contrary to this view, we argue the low cost model is beneficial for consumers, by allowing them to choose an adequate quality level (...)

Emmanuel Combe The low cost model or the return of price competition


La publication du rapport Beigbeder sur le low cost a retenu l’attention en proposant de faire de ce modèle économique un levier de baisse des prix, au service du pouvoir d’achat. Mais pour le spécialiste de la concurrence, le rapport présente également un autre intérêt, sans doute moins matérialiste. (...)

Constance Monnier-Schlumberger, Emmanuel Combe Fining cartels: An economic approach


This paper provides an empirical methodology to determine fines to be imposed on a cartel which is based on easily computable economic variables. Our approach allows to compare, on a case by case basis, the amount of monetary penalties inflicted by antitrust authorities to the illegal profit (...)

Constance Monnier-Schlumberger, Emmanuel Combe Cartel Profiles in the European Union


Cet article présente la première étude systématique de tous les cartels condamnés par la Commission européenne depuis 1969. Il fournit une analyse de leurs caractéristiques permettant de tracer leur portrait robot - secteurs concernés, nombre de parties à l’accord, évaluation du rôle des associations (...)

Emmanuel Combe, Heiner Haug Brand name drugs and generic drugs at war


Since the beginning of 2006, the economic and legal war between laboratories and generics companies has seen new developments, which lead us to update our study published in issue 1-2006 of this journal. We will focus our attention on two types of behavior that have recently come to the (...)


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See the "avant-propos" of Laurence Idot, Frédéric Jenny et Nicolas Charbit the Foreword of Martine Béhar-Touchais The full list of contributors and the Table of Contents 100 contributions for the (...)

Date 30 September 2014
Author(s): Martine Behar-Touchais, Nicolas Charbit, Rafael Amaro
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