Emmanuel Combe (French Competition Authority): Competition policy, a tool for economic growth and employment

Interview conducted by Patrick Hubert and Marie de Drouas, Clifford Chance.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. 1. Can you remind us of your professional and academic background? While studying history at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Saint Cloud), I discovered the works of great economists, first and foremost Smith, Hayek, Keynes, Schumpeter and more contemporary authors such as Kirzner, Stigler or Becker. This first contact with economics, through texts, literally fascinated me: I had the feeling that this discipline managed, through the principle of rationality of agents, to give meaning to the apparent chaos that animates market economies. What seemed to be disorder was in fact driven by deep and well-identified forces: innovation, the main engine of growth; the

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