With the Lisbon Treaty, the principle of undistorted competition disappeared from the EU Treaty itself and was moved to a Protocol, while the principle of social market economy was introduced. Together with the economization of competition law, this has provoked a debate on the role of competition law in the EU. This book is the result of a research conference in September 2012 at the Law Faculty at Copenhagen University. It brings together essays written by competition law scholars from different European countries, discussing, from different angles, the conference topic of "Aims and Values in Competition Law." Contents include :
– Part I - General Perspectives (EU Competition Law from Rome to Lisbon : Social Market Economy ; Consumer Welfare in EU Competition Policy)
– Part II - Private Distortions of Competition, Article 101 TFEU (The Relationship between Article 101 (1) TFEU and Article 101 (3) TFEU ; Is There (Still) Room for Non-Economic Arguments in Article 101 TFEU Cases ?)
– Part III - Private Distortions of Competition, Article 102 and Mergers (Can Consumer Welfare Convincingly Be Said To Be an Objective of Article 102 when the Methodology Relies on an Inference of Effects ; Use and Abuse of Competition Law in Pursuit of the Single Market : Has Competition Law Served as Regulation Subject to a Quasi Industrial Policy Agenda ?)
– Part IV - Public Distortions of Competition : State and the Market (State Aid and Economic Development : the Case of Aid for Research, Development, and Innovation ; The Resilience of Sector-Specific Competition Law in the Liberalized Sectors : Structural Necessities or Institutional Inertias ?).