LAW AND ECONOMY : MULTIPRODUCTS COMPETITION - SPECIFICITIES - ECONOMIC ANALYSIS - LEGAL ASPECTS

Economics of multiproducts competition

This set of three papers is derived from the training session on the multiproducts competition organised by Concurrences Review that has held on the 15th March 2011 in Paris. In the first contribution, Anne Perrot, Vice President of the Competition Authority, exposes the specificities of multi-product offerings in the competitive analysis. The second contribution, written by David Sevy is dedicated to the consideration of the economic analysis. Finally, the third contribution, written by David Tayar provides us with the legal aspects of these offers.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Introduction Anne PERROT Professor at the University of Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne, Vice-President of the Competition Authority 1. In fact, competing companies are in fact mostly found on several markets: in general, the same operator offers a whole range of goods or even several very different types of products and the competitive interactions bring together the same players on separate markets. Pharmaceutical laboratories, car manufacturers and retail chains are examples of companies competing on several products simultaneously. The former each offer a whole range of originator medicines whose therapeutic classes are often completely disjointed, but which

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  • Compass Lexecon (Paris)
  • Clifford Chance (Paris)
  • French General Inspectorate of Finance (Paris)

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David Sevy, David Tayar, Anne Perrot, Economics of multiproducts competition, May 2011, Concurrences N° 2-2011, Art. N° 35549, www.concurrences.com

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