European Journal of Law and Economics

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 95–112

Strategic Standardization in Europe: A Public Choice Perspective

  • Laszlo Goerke
  • Manfred Holler

DOI: 10.1023/A:1008043812961

Cite this article as:
Goerke, L. & Holler, M. European Journal of Law and Economics (1998) 6: 95. doi:10.1023/A:1008043812961


In October 1990, the EC Commission presented a Green Paper in which it outlined a New Approach to European standardization. In particular, standardization was interpreted as a means of furthering the completion of the Internal Market. This paper discusses the impact of the modifications to the process of standard setting, as they have been proposed by the Commission, with respect to the incentives and goals of the major players in the European standardization game, i.e., national and European standardization bodies, industry and the EC Commission. Selected economic models of standardization are applied to investigate the policy impact of the New Approach.

European Union new approach standardization 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Laszlo Goerke
    • 1
  • Manfred Holler
    • 2
  1. 1.Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften und StatistikUniversität KonstanzKonstanzGermany
  2. 2.Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften (AWM)Universität HamburgHamburgGermany

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