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E.CA Competition Law & Economics Expert Forum, Brussels

5th E.CA Competition Law and Economics Expert Forum
31 May 2017 in Brussels

This half-day conference offered insights into recent developments in competition law and economics with a special focus on market definition for merger and antitrust purposes.

As 2017 marked the 20th anniversary of the EU Notice on Market Definition some of the “classic” methods and issues related to market definition were reviewed. The conference also looked ahead at new questions arising in the era of fast-moving digital markets and two-sided platforms.


View the programme of the Expert Forum here.


Download the presentations of the Expert Forum:

Market definition: Classic Methods and Issues, Thomas Buettner, DG Competition

Market Definition in the Digital Era (Theoretical and) Measurement Issues, Gregory S Crawford, University Zurich

Market definition in the digital era – a focus on two sided markets, Joseph Farrell, University of California (Berkeley) and Bates White

Geographic Market Definition – Analysis and Visualization, Hans W. Friederiszick, E.CA Economics and ESMT Berlin

Observations on the European Commission’s approach to market definition in the digital era, Nelson Jung, Clifford Chance

Market Definition in the Digital Era, Arno Rasek, Bundeskartellamt

Market definition and recent empirical methods, Frank Verboven, KU Leuven and CEPR (London)

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