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Emmanuel Combe (French Competition Authority): Competition policy - An adaptation to new economic realities beyond sanctions

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Mr Emmanuel Combe, Vice-President of the Competition Authority, explains in this interview the challenges of the new economic realities for competition policy.

Interview conducted by Didier ThéophileDarrois Villey Maillot Brochier, Paris.

Can you remind us of your professional and academic background? While studying history at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (LSH), I discovered the works of great economists, foremost among them Adam Smith and Joseph Schumpeter. This first contact through texts convinced me of the power of economic science to understand market dynamics and corporate strategies. I then decided to study industrial economics, which led me to write a doctoral thesis at the University of Paris-1. I then chose to embark on an academic career, first as a lecturer and then as a university professor, passing the agrégation du supérieur in 1998. I also had the opportunity for several years to work in the cabinet of ministers, before joining the French Competition Authority in 2012 as Vice-President. My reflections

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  • French Competition Authority (Paris)
  • Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier (Paris)

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Emmanuel Combe, Didier Theophile, Emmanuel Combe (French Competition Authority): Competition policy - An adaptation to new economic realities beyond sanctions, May 2018, Concurrences N° 2-2018, Art. N° 86622, pp. 19-23

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