Tilburg Law and Economics Center

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Discussion papers TILEC 2010

DP 2010-044
Title: Determinants of Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment in Private Equity
Authors: Sofia Johan, April Knill, Nathan Mauck

DP 2010-043
Title: Measuring competition using the Profit Elasticity: American Sugar Industry, 1890-1914
Authors: Jan Boone and Machiel van Leuvensteijn

DP 2010-042
Title: Access to Intellectual Property for Innovation: Evidence on Problems and Coping Strategies from German Firms
Authors: Elisabeth Mueller, Iain M. Cockburn, Megan MacGarvie

DP 2010-041
Title: Protecting public morals in a digital era: Revisiting the WTO rulings in US – Gambling and China – Publications and Audiovisual Products
Author: Panagiotis Delimatsis

DP 2010-040
Title: Health Insurance Competition: The Effect of Group Contracts
Authors: Jan Boone, Rudy Douven, Carline Dröge, Ilaria Mosca

DP 2010-039
Title: Transparency Regulation as a Remedy for Network Neutrality Concerns: Experimental Results
Authors: Jasper P. Sluijs, Florian Schuett, Bastian Henze

DP 2010-038
Title: Taking the Temperature: A Survey of the EU Law on Competition and State Aid in the Healthcare Sector
Authors: Wolf Sauter and Johan van de Gronden

DP 2010-037
Title: Measuring the Extent of European State Aid Control: An Econometric Analysis of the European Commission Decisions
Authors: Erik Brouwer and Fatih Cemil Ozbugday
See also: Interview (in Dutch) with Erik Brouwer

DP 2010-036
Title: Consequence-Based Arguments in Legal Reasoning: A Jurisprudential Preface to Law and Economics
Author: Péter Cserne

DP 2010-035
Title: Monopolization Through Acquisitions in Multimarket Oligopolies
Author: Amrita Ray Chaudhuri

DP 2010-034
Title: Errors in Project Approval and Mandatory Review
Authors: Delphine Prady and Florian Schuett

DP 2010-033
Title: Alrosa v. Commission and Commission v. Alrosa: Rule of Law in Post-Modernisation EU Competition Law Regime
Author: Firat Cengiz
This paper has also been published in the European Competition Journal , vol. 7, no.1, April 2011, pp. 127-153.

DP 2010-032
Title: Financial Services Trade after the Crisis: Policy and Legal Conjectures
Authors: Panagiotis Delimatsis and Pierre Sauvé

DP 2010-031
Title: The Continued Relevance of the Gats in the New Financial Landscape A Legal Perspective
Author: Panagiotis Delimatsis

DP 2010-030
Title: Leniency Programs in the Presence of Judicial Errors
Authors: Nahom Ghebrihiwet and Evgenia Motchenkova

DP 2010-029
Title: Hiding an Inconvenient Truth: Lies and Vagueness
Authors: Marta Serra-Garcia, Eric van Damme, Jan Potters

DP 2010-028
Title: Premium Auctions and Risk Preferences
Authors: Audrey Hu, Theo Offerman and Liang Zou

DP 2010-027
Title: Exclusion Through Speculation
Authors: Cédric Argenton and Bert Willems

DP 2010-026
Title: Entrepreneurship, firm entry, and the taxation of corporate income: Evidence from Europe
Authors: Marco Da Rin, Marina Di Giacomo and Alessandro Sembenelli

DP 2010-025
Title: A Giant with Feet of Clay. A First Law and Economics Analysis of the Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR)
Authors: Filomena Chirico, Eric Van Damme and Pierre Larouche

DP 2010-024
Title: The Coming of Age of EU Regulation of Network Industries and Services of General Economic Interest
Authors: Leigh Hancher and Pierre Larouche

DP 2010-023
Title: The Importance of Trust for Investment: Evidence from Venture Capital
Authors: Laura Bottazzi, Marco Da Rin and Thomas Hellmann

DP 2010-022
Title: The Decision of the Commission of 13 May 2009 in the Intel Case: Where is the Foreclosure and Consumer Harm?
Author: Damien Geradin

DP 2010-021
Title: Abuse of Dominance in the Postal Sector - The Contribution of the Guidance Paper on Article 82 Ec
Authors: Damien Geradin and David Henry

DP 2010-020
Title: Antitrust Enforcement Under Endogenous Fines and Price-Dependent Detection Probabilities
Authors: Harold Houba, Evgenia Motchenkova and Quan Wen

DP 2010-019
Title: Does regulation of built-in security reduce crime? Evidence from a natural experiment
Authors: Ben Vollaard and Jan C. van Ours

DP 2010-018
Title: Reinforcing Buyer Power: Trade Quotas and Supply Diversification in the EU Natural Gas Market
Authors: Svetlana Ikonnikova and Gijsbert T.J. Zwart

DP 2010-017
Title: Promoting Renewable Energy Through Adaptive Prudential Regulation in Financial Services
Author: Panagiotis Delimatsis

DP 2010-016
Title: Which Words Bond? An Experiment on Signaling in a Public Good Game
Authors: Marta Serra-Garcia, Eric van Damme and Jan Potters

DP 2010-015
Title: Insider Trading, Option Exercises and Private Benefits of Control
Authors: Peter Cziraki, Peter de Goeij and Luc Renneboog

DP 2010-014
Title: Network Neutrality: A Survey of the Economic Literature
Author: Florian Schütt

DP 2010-013
Title: Predation under perfect information
Author: Cédric Argenton

DP 2010-012
Title: A corporate governance index: Convergence and diversity of national corporate governance regulations
Authors: Marina Martynova and Luc Renneboog

DP 2010-011
Title: Optimal Market Design
Authors: Jan Boone and Jacob K. Goeree

DP 2010-010
Title: The Fragmentation of International Trade Law
Author: Panagiotis Delimatsis
This paper has been published in the Journal of World Trade 2011 Vol. 45, no.1, pp. 87-117.

DP 2010-009
Title: Law and Economics of Shareholder Rights and Ownership Structures: How Trivial are Shareholder Rights for Shareholders?
Author: Christoph Van der Elst

DP 2010-008
Title: Shareholder Rights and the Importance of Foreign Shareholders
Author: Christoph Van der Elst

DP 2010-007
Title: Belgian Bank Governance Before and after the Financial Crisis
Author: Christoph Van der Elst

DP 2010-006
Title: Does the Takeover Bids Directive Need Revision?
Authors: Joseph A. McCahery and Erik P.M. Vermeulen

DP 2010-005
Title: Determinants of State Aid
Authors: Koert van Buiren and Erik Brouwer

DP 2010-004
Title: The Role of Competition Rules in the Context of Healthcare Reform in the Netherlands
Author: Wolf Sauter

DP 2010-003
Title: Manufacturing the EU Energy Markets: The Current Dynamics of Regulatory Practice
Authors: Leigh Hancher and Adrien de Hauteclocque

DP 2010-002
Title: Art and Money
Authors: William Goetzmann, Luc Renneboog, and Christophe Spaenjers

DP 2010-001
Title: The Use and Abuse of Investor Suits: An Inquiry into the Dark Side of Shareholder Activism
Authors: Erik P.M. Vermeulen and Dirk A. Zetzsche