Greening Eu Competition Law And Policy

Author: Suzanne Kingston
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139502786
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One of the fundamental challenges currently facing the EU is that of reconciling its economic and environmental policies. Nevertheless, the role of environmental protection in EU competition law and policy has often been overlooked. Recent years have witnessed a shift in environmental regulation from reliance on command and control to an increased use of market-based environmental policy instruments such as environmental taxes, green subsidies, emissions trading and the encouragement of voluntary corporate green initiatives. By bringing the market into environmental policy, such instruments raise a host of issues that competition law must address. This interdisciplinary treatment of the interaction between these key EU policy areas challenges the view that EU competition policy is a special case, insulated from environmental concerns by the overriding efficiency imperative, and puts forward practical proposals for achieving genuine integration.

European Competition Law Annual 2012

Author: Philip Lowe
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782254811
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This volume contains papers presented at the 17th Annual EU Competition Law and Policy Workshop, organized by Philip Lowe and Mel Marquis and held at the European University Institute on 13-14 July 2012. From a variety of angles the book explores the themes of competition, regulation and certain public policies; their interactions; and, in some cases, their mutual tensions. The authors of the various chapters consider legal and economic issues relating to network industries, industrial, environmental and trade policies, and intellectual property and innovation policies, among others. Comparative views and the views of judges from different jurisdictions are provided, and techniques for mediating among different policy objectives and frameworks are discussed. Authors contributing to this book include: Rafael Allendesalazar, Robert D Anderson, Marco Boccaccio, Ginevra Bruzzone, Cristina Caffarra, Alexandre de Streel, Ian Forrester, Douglas Ginsburg, Geert Goeteyn, Calvin Goldman, Daniel Haar, KÃ1⁄4llike JÃ1⁄4rimäe, Suzanne Kingston, Lars Kjà ̧lbye, Paul Lugard, Mel Marquis, Veljko Milutinovic, Giorgio Monti, Anna Caroline MÃ1⁄4ller, Rosa Perna, Anthony Pygram, Philip Lowe, Pierre Régibeau and Jon Stern.

Consumer Involvement In Private Eu Competition Law Enforcement

Author: Maria Ioannidou
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191039896
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Despite the growing importance of 'consumer welfare' in EU competition law debates, there remains a significant disconnect between rhetoric and reality, as consumers and their interests still play only an ancillary role in this area of law. Consumer Involvement in Private EU Competition Law Enforcement is the first monograph to exclusively address this highly topical and much debated subject, providing a timely and wide-ranging examination of the need for more active consumer participation in competition law. Written by an expert in the field, it sets out a comprehensive framework of policy implications and arguments for greater involvement, positioning the debate in the context of a broader EU law perspective. It outlines pragmatic approaches to remedial and procedural measures that would enable consumer empowerment. Finally, the book identifies key institutional and political obstacles to the adoption of effective measures, and suggests alternative routes to enhance the role of consumers in private competition law enforcement. The book's innovative approach, combining normative analysis and practical solutions, make it invaluable for academics, policy-makers, and practitioners in the field.

The International Dimension Of Eu Competition Law And Policy

Author: Anestis S. Papadopoulos
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139492381
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Modern competition law was first employed by countries over one hundred years ago in order to address issues relating to restrictions of trade at the national level. Recent international economic integration has weakened the distinction between the domestic and the international in several fields of economic activity, and consequently the laws which regulate such activity, competition law included. Several attempts to address the paradox of adopting national competition rules to address international issues have been made at the international, regional and (lately) bilateral levels. This book discusses the international dimension of EU competition law, and examines the position taken by the EU in four distinct categories of international agreements which are devoted to competition or include competition provisions. In particular, it analyses the EU's position with regard to bilateral enforcement cooperation agreements, bilateral free trade agreements, plurilateral-regional agreements and the long negotiations for the adoption of a multilateral competition regime.

Antitrust And Patent Law

Author: Attorney Advisor to Hon Maureen K Ohlhausen Alan Devlin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780198728979
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Patents lie at the heart of modern competition policy. In the new economy, firms use them variously to protect their R&D, to bolster their market positions, and to exclude rivals. Antitrust enforcers thus scrutinize patentees to ensure that they do not use their intellectual-property rights to suppress competition. Today's antitrust lawyers must therefore navigate intellectual-property issues and advise clients on the procurement and assertion of patents. It is no easy task. In granting exclusive rights, patents have an uneasy relationship with competition law, which struggles in turn to apply policies developed in bricks and mortar industries to the world of technology. This book explores the acquisition and use of patents under the law of the world's two most important antitrust regimes: the United States and the European Union. It examines antitrust rules governing technology transfer, standard-essential technologies, patent aggregation, open and closed systems, coercive licensing terms that amount to misuse, evergreening tactics in the pharmaceutical industry like 'paying for delay', and patentee immunity in suing for infringement. To contextualize that analysis, the book explores the theoretical relationship between patents and competition law, addresses the U.S. 'patent crisis', the move towards unitary patents in Europe, and differences between the US and EU competition regimes. Further, the book explores idiosyncrasies governing the core antitrust questions of market definition, market power, and anticompetitive conduct in the patent setting. In doing so, the book allows those who practice, enforce, teach, or study competition law to understand the subtleties of this fascinating subject.

The Analysis Of Competition Policy And Sectoral Regulation

Author: Martin Peitz
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814616370
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This volume contains a selection of papers that were presented at the CRESSE Conferences held in Chania, Crete, from July 6th to 8th, 2012, and in Corfu from July 5th to 7th, 2013. The chapters address current policy issues in competition and regulation. The book contains contributions at the frontier of competition economics and regulation and provides perspectives on recent research findings in the field. Written by experts in their respective fields, the book brings together current thinking on market forces at play in imperfectly competitive industries, how firms use anti-competitive practices to their advantage and how competition policy and regulation can address market failures. It provides an in-depth analysis of various ongoing debates and offers fresh insights in terms of conceptual understanding, empirical findings and policy implications. The book contributes to our understanding of imperfectly competitive markets, anti-competitive practices and competition policy and regulation. Contents:Competition:Market Consolidation and Pricing Developments in Grocery Retailing: A Case Study (Ratula Chakraborty, Paul W Dobson, Jonathan S Seaton and Michael Waterson)The Price Effects of Mergers in Airline Networks (Kai Hüschelrath and Kathrin Müller)Pattern Asymmetry in the Pass-Through of Input Price Shocks in the Road Fuels Sector: New Evidence on the United Kingdom (Enrico Pesaresi, Conor Flanagan and Boryana Miteva)Better Product at Same Cost: Leader Innovation vs Generic Product Improvement (David J Balan and George Deltas)Industry Structure and Pricing Over the Business Cycle (Yossi Spiegel and Konrad Stahl)Price Competition between Platforms: The Case of eBay vs.Yahoo! Auctions (Stefan Behringer)Anticompetitive Practices:Cartel Sales Dynamics when Monitoring for Compliance is More Frequent than Punishment for Non-Compliance (Joseph E Harrington, Jr and Juan-Pablo Montero)Exploitation and Induced Tacit Collusion: A Classroom Experiment of Corporate Leniency Programs (Jeroen Hinloopen and Adriaan R Soetevent)Quantity Discounts and Market Power: The Michelin Case Revisited (Liliane Giardino-Karlinger)Technology Transfer, Contracting, and Product Market Competition (Frago Kourandi, Sabina Sachtachtinskagia and Nikolaos Vettas)Competition Policy and Regulation:How Can Competition Policy and Competition-Policy Economics Contribute to Solving the Healthcare Crisis? (Michael L Katz)Regulation Mismatch in Tackling CO2 Emissions (Claude Crampes)Public Policies in Investment-Intensive Industries (Giovanni Immordino and Michele Polo)The Role of Legal Principles in the Economic Analysis of Competition Policy (Harold Houba, Evgenia Motchenkova and Quan Wen)Deterrence in Competition Law (Paolo Buccirossi, Lorenzo Ciari, Tomaso Duso, Giancarlo Spagnolo and Cristiana Vitale)The Risks and Tricks in Public–Private Partnerships (Elisabetta Iossa, Giancarlo Spagnolo and Mercedes Vellez) Readership: Young researchers and doctoral students looking for new avenues and possibilities for future research; researchers looking for up-to-date treatment of a number of key competition issues; general public practitioners interested in analyzing competition policy. Key Features:Unique and up-to-date treatment of a number of topics in competition economics and regulationWritten by experts in their respective fields in a simple and accessible manner and will be of interest to researchers, PhD students and practitioners in competition economics and regulationProvides an in-depth analysis of various ongoing debates and offers fresh insights in terms of conceptual understanding, empirical findings and policy implicationsKeywords:Competition Policy;Sectoral Regulation;Pattern Asymmetry;Market Consolidation;Grocery Retailing;Pricing Developments;Industry Structure;Price Effects of Mergers;Input Price Shocks;Quantity Discounts

Greening The Media

Author: Richard Maxwell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199939284
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You will never look at your cell phone, TV, or computer the same way after reading this book. Greening the Media not only reveals the dirty secrets that hide inside our favorite electronic devices; it also takes apart the myths that have pushed these gadgets to the center of our lives. Marshaling an astounding array of economic, environmental, and historical facts, Maxwell and Miller debunk the idea that information and communication technologies (ICT) are clean and ecologically benign. The authors show how the physical reality of making, consuming, and discarding them is rife with toxic ingredients, poisonous working conditions, and hazardous waste. But all is not lost. As the title suggests, Maxwell and Miller dwell critically on these environmental problems in order to think creatively about ways to solve them. They enlist a range of potential allies in this effort to foster greener media--from green consumers to green citizens, with stops along the way to hear from exploited workers, celebrities, and assorted bureaucrats. Ultimately, Greening the Media rethinks the status of print and screen technologies, opening new lines of historical and social analysis of ICT, consumer electronics, and media production.

European Environmental Law

Author: Suzanne Kingston
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107014700
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EU Environmental Law is a critical, comprehensive and engaging account of the essential and emerging issues in European environmental law and regulation today. Suitable for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, the book delivers a thematic and contextual treatment of the subject for those taking courses in environmental law, environmental studies, regulation and public policy, and government and international relations. Placing the key issues in context, EU Environmental Law takes an interdisciplinary and thematic approach to help students to better understand the implementation and enforcement of environmental law and policy across Europe. It offers an accessible overview, and links theory with practical applications that will allow students to contextualise the outcomes of legal rules and their impact on public and private behaviours. It provides a definitive account of the subject, examining traditional topics such as nature conservation law, waste law and water law, alongside increasingly important fields such as the law of climate change, environmental human rights law, and regulation of GMOs and nanotechnology.

Greening Aid

Author: Robert L. Hicks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199582793
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For more than three decades, the impact of aid on the global environment has been the subject of vigorous protest and debate. With billions spent on environmental aid each year, this groundbreaking text seeks to understand why aid is given, how effective it is, and whether aid is actually going to the places with the greatest environmental need.

Antitrust In The Groceries Sector Liability Issues In Relation To Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: Pierre Kobel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662457539
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The book provides an analysis of the grocery retail market in a very large number of countries with an international report written by an economist. The second part of the book offers the analysis of liability issues in relation to non-compliance with CSRs with an international report by a British barrister. Both topics are very timely.