CONFERENCE: NEW FRONTIERS OF ANTITRUST - ROUNDTABLE 4 - COMPETITION LAW - ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

Law and Economics: Why bother with economists? (New Frontiers of Antitrust, 15 juin 2015, Paris)

The ’economisation’ of competition law has been a reality for more than twenty years. This roundtable’s objective was not to call into question the need for economic analysis in competition law, but to debate the (often practical) problems raised by intervention of economists, mostly when dealing with individual cases.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Introduction Laurence Idot [1] Professor, Panthéon-Assas University (Paris II), Member, Collège de l'Autorité de la concurrence, Paris 1. The subject of this last round table - at least the title chosen for the French version - is provocative to say the least: Faut-il brûler les économistes? The English version - Why bother with economists? literally, "Why bother with economists?" - is a little less provocative. In any case, the starting point remains the same. Even if, given its purpose, competition law has always been an economic law, many authors agree that one of the major developments in recent years has been the "economisation" - forgive me for the

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  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Paris)
  • University Paris II Panthéon‑Assas
  • General Court of the European Union (Luxembourg)

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Jérôme Philippe, Laurence Idot, Marc van der Woude, Law and Economics: Why bother with economists? (New Frontiers of Antitrust, 15 juin 2015, Paris), September 2015, Concurrences N° 3-2015, Art. N° 74832, www.concurrences.com

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