The Goals of Competition Law

Daniel Zimmer

What are the normative foundations of competition law ? That is the question at the heart of this book. Leading scholars consider whether this branch of law serves just one or more than one goal, and, if it serves to protect unfettered competition as such, how this goal relates to other objectives such as the promotion of economic welfare.

The book brings together contributions on the relevance of different welfare standards, on the concept of ‘freedom to compete’ and on distributional fairness as a goal of competition law. Moreover, it discusses the relationship to other legal goals such as market integration. Finally, the specific issue of competition law goals in emerging economies is addressed.

The Goals of Competition Law will have strong appeal to academics in competition law and competition economics ; policy-makers, enforcers and other practitioners in the field of competition law ; and postgraduate students in competition law and competition economics.

‘. . . this book, with its economics-based approach and international orientation, will certainly interest academic lawyers, graduate students and indeed policy makers whose decisions may affect the economic welfare of whole regions. With detailed footnotes and index, the compilation is also especially useful as a gateway to further research.’ – Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor, The Barrister Magazine

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  • Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University


Vincent Couronne, The Goals of Competition Law, septembre 2012, Concurrences N° 3-2012, Art. N° 48323, pp. 273-274

Éditeur Edward Elgar Pub

Date 30 mai 2012

Nombre de pages 528

ISBN 978 0 85793 660 8

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