Doris Hildebrand (EE&MC): The emergence of the European School

Interview conducted by Anne-Lise Sibony, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, et Jean-Christophe Roda, Université d’Aix-Marseille, France.

Doris Hildebrand, your book The Role of Economic Analysis in the EC Competition Rules – The European School is a landmark for European competition law scholars and practitioners. It is one of the few books that examine both the theoretical and practical integration of economic input in competition law practice. In the first edition of your book, you called for the development of a “Brussels School”, a school of economic thought which would take into account the specifically European policy goals bearing on competition law enforcement, such as market integration, but also the pursuit of a “social market economy” as the treaty now states. Ten years and two editions later, how do you see the development of a European School? Would you say it has taken hold? Have economists been up to the

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