Tilburg Law and Economics Center

TILEC Seminar: Victoria Daskalova

Date: Time: 10:45 Location: M 1003

10:45-11:45, M 1003
Competition law in human resource markets

The goals of competition law are often seen as contrary to the goals of labor law. The language of free trade and efficiency, which dominates competition law discourse in Europe, clashes with the language of labor law, which emphasizes solidarity and community. But are the two disciplines always at odds? This work-in-progress looks at the role that competition law can play in supporting the goals of labor law. It gives examples of why competition law can support the goals of labor law. At the same time, there are limitations under the traditional approach. The paper argues that a better coherence between competition law and labor law is necessary, and that doing so might require revisiting fundamental concepts in competition law.