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New Book: EU Cartel Law and Economics

Published: 13th November 2020 Last updated: 13th November 2020

'EU Cartel Law and Economics', written by Cedric Argenton, Damien Geradin and Andreas Stephan, is the first book-length assessment of cartels from an integrated law and economics perspective. This perspective allows for a more insightful evaluation of the wide variety of practices at the intersection between collusive restrictions of competition and pro-competitive agreements between firms.

The significant evolution of EU competition law in the last 15 years has been fundamentally influenced by economic theory, and economic aspects of cartel prosecution are increasingly relevant in modern competition practice. 'EU Cartel Law and Economics' sheds light on the underlying mechanics of cartels, including how to detect anti-competitive conspiracies in the absence of hard evidence. It also provides a more conceptual approach to cartel law, outlining ways in which the current legal structure can be applied more effectively to deter anti-competitive conduct without discouraging pro-competitive forms of cooperation between firms. 

EU cartel law and economics

Written by Cedric Argenton, Associate Professor at Tilburg School of Economics and Management, Damien Geradin, Professor of Law at Tilburg Law School, and Andreas Stephan, Professor of Competition Law at the University of East Anglia, this book sheds light on the underlying mechanics of cartels, including how to detect anti-competitive conspiracies in the absence of hard evidence. It also provides a more conceptual approach to cartel law, outlining ways in which the current legal structure can be applied more effectively to deter anti-competitive conduct without discouraging pro-competitive forms of cooperation between firms.

Although the book aims at giving the reader access to the most recent academic literature, it does so in a clear, non-technical style that makes the material accessible to readers with economics or law backgrounds and anybody with an interest in cartels and competition.

More information: Oxford University Press