This mini-symposium takes stock of practical advances in competition damage evaluation. Combining perspectives from competition authorities, academics and practitioners respectively, it shows the existence of common principles and a set of widely accepted methods to calculate damages that may have resulted from competition law infringements. Assessing these damages requires a case-specific approach and cannot be based on general presumptions. Depending on available data and the nature of the practices considered, one or several methods may apply successfully. Pass-on issues can also be dealt with from first economic principles. Given the improved understanding of their main principles, of their practical reach as well as limitations, and a growing body of experience relying on their conclusions, economic evaluations of damages are bound to play a key evidential role in competition damage litigations.
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