New Developments in Competition Law and Economics

  • Klaus Mathis
  • Avishalom Tor

Part of the Economic Analysis of Law in European Legal Scholarship book series (EALELS, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Foundations of Competition Law

  3. Applications of Competition Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Mariusz J. Golecki, Piotr Tereszkiewicz
      Pages 91-106
    3. Nicolas F. Diebold, Cyrill Schäke
      Pages 107-122
    4. Ndjuoh MehChu
      Pages 123-145
  4. Intellectual Property Rights and Patents

  5. Impact of Information Technology

  6. Energy Markets and Competition Law

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 353-355

About this book


This book further develops both the traditional and the behavioural approach to competition law, and applies these approaches to a variety of timely issues. It discusses several fundamental questions regarding competition law and economics, and explores the applications of competition law and economics. In turn, the book analyses the interplay of intellectual property rights and patents in various aspects of competition law, and investigates the impacts that developments in information technology, such as big data analytics, have on competition law. The book also discusses the impact of energy law reforms on energy markets from a competition law perspective.

Competition law is a classic field of economic analysis. This is largely due to the fact that competition law uses terms such as market, price, and competition and must therefore rely on economic know-how and analyses. In the United States, economic analysis has greatly influenced not just the scholarship on antitrust law, but also judicial decisions and agency enforcement. Antitrust law and economics are based on the traditional paradigm of neoclassical economics, which relies on the assumption that the market players, i.e. consumers and producers, are rational. This approach to competition law was later received in Europe under the banner of a “more economic approach”.

For the past two decades, behavioural law and economics, which seeks to generate better insights into legal phenomena by providing more realistic psychological foundations for economic models, and to offer a multitude of applications in legislation and legal adjudication, has challenged the traditional economic approach to law in general and, more recently, to competition law specifically.


Competition Law and Economics Antitrust Law and Economics Behavioural Antitrust Law and Economics Behavioural Economics Big Data Analytics Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Law Patents and Innovation in Competition Law Antitrust and algorithmic nudging Energy and Competition Law Disruptive Technologies and Competition Law

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Mathis
    • 1
  • Avishalom Tor
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of LucerneLucerneSwitzerland
  2. 2.The School of LawUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-11610-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-11611-8
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