European Policies on Competition, Trade and Industry: Conflict and Complementarities

European Policies on Competition, Trade and Industry: Conflict and Complementarities

By: Alexis Jacquemin (editor), Andre Sapir (editor), Pierre A. Buigues (editor)Hardback

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Can industrial, trade and competition policies complement one another? In this major volume, a distinguished group of researchers and policymakers systematically investigates the relationships between the microeconomic policies of competition, trade and industry within the European Union. After an introductory chapter contrasting the optimal mix of targets and instruments with the effective use and interaction of policies that can be observed in the real world, the book addresses the experience of the EU, its institutional framework and the evolving use of instruments. The convergence and divergence of economic prescription and application are revealed through an outstanding set of case studies which focus on the automobile, chemical fibre, steel, telecommunication and pharmaceutical industries. Competition, trade and industrial policies play a central role in the efficiency of any market economy and the rich European experience offers valuable lessons for economists, regulators and policy makers from both inside and outside the union. European Policies on Competition, Trade and Industry offers an authoritative discussion of policy making and enforcement in the EU. The strong combination of analysis with detailed case studies and overviews will ensure that this book will make a pioneering contribution to understanding the development of microeconomic policies in the Union.

About Author

Edited by Pierre Buigues, Professor of Strategy, European Strategies and Competition Policy, Toulouse Business School, France, the late Alexis Jacquemin, Former Chief Advisor, European Commission and Professor of Economics, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium and Andre Sapir, Professor of Economics, ECARES, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium


Part I A law and economics overview: the three common policies - an economic analysis, Jordi Gual; the working of EC policies on competition, industry and trade - a legal analysis, Jacques Bourgeois and Paul Demaret. Part II Case studies: automobile, Peter Holmes and Alasdair Smith; the chemical fibres industry, Elisabeth de Ghellinck and Christian Huveneers; steel industry, Michael Glais; telecommunication services, Dominique Foray et al; pharmaceuticals, Gernot Klepper.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781858983158
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9781858983158
  • ISBN10: 1858983150

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