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Thesis Defense Scheduled on December 6

posted Oct 20, 2011, 6:58 AM by Julien Pillot   [ updated Oct 20, 2011, 6:58 AM ]

As everybody will have probably noticed, I have been away from blogging for many weeks. Despite all appearances, I was not on vacation at all. These last months has been entirely dedicated to perfecting my Dissertation and I am very pleased to announce forthcoming oral examination (viva voce) on December 6th, at least if nothing goes wrong till then. Here comes some information about my Dissertation, including a very short abstract as well as the Thesis Committee members who give me the honour of examining this four-years academic work. I look forward to seeing you in December 6th for the final result!


THE ENFORCEMENT STANDARD FOR THE ESSENTIAL FACILITIES DOCTRINE:

AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF COMPETITION AUTHORITIES DECISION-MAKING PRACTICE

 

Keywords: Law and Economics, Industrial Organization, Competition Economics, Innovation Process, Strategic Uses of Antitrust Laws.

 

Abstract: Openly introduced in European competition law during the early 1990s, the Essential Facilities Doctrine is a legal doctrine whose application is highly debated amongst economists. In giving antitrust authorities a chance to challenge property rights in order to promote competition, its enforcement shall not be neutral with respect to private incentive to invest and innovate. While seeking for consistency in competition authorities’ decisional practice, this Dissertation aims at reducing uncertainties flowing from the very application of the rule. Related theoretical debates are spotlighted through an economic analysis of the French competition authority’s case-law.

 

JEL Classification: K2, K4, L2, L4, L5, O3.


Thesis Committee:

Mr. Jean-Luc GAFFARD, Professor of Economics, SKEMA Business School.

Mr. Claude GAMEL, Professor of Economics, Paul Cézanne University (Aix-Marseille III), reviewer.

Mr. François LÉVÊQUE, Professor of Economics, Mines ParisTech,  reviewer.

Mrs. Anne PERROT, Professor of Economics at University of Paris I, Vice-President of the French Competition Authority.

Mr. Michel RAINELLI, Professor of Economics, University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis.


Thesis Supervisor:


Mr. Frédéric MARTY, CNRS Research Fellow, GREDEG (Research Group in Law Economics and Management - UMR 6227).

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