FairEconomy

Crises, Culture, Competition and the Role of Law

  • Wolfgang Fikentscher
  • Philipp Hacker
  • Rupprecht Podszun

Part of the MPI Studies on Intellectual Property and Competition Law book series (MSIP, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Wolfgang Fikentscher, Philipp Hacker, Rupprecht Podszun
    Pages 1-48
  3. Wolfgang Fikentscher, Philipp Hacker, Rupprecht Podszun
    Pages 49-93
  4. Wolfgang Fikentscher, Philipp Hacker, Rupprecht Podszun
    Pages 95-129
  5. Wolfgang Fikentscher, Philipp Hacker, Rupprecht Podszun
    Pages 131-147
  6. Wolfgang Fikentscher, Philipp Hacker, Rupprecht Podszun
    Pages 149-150
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 151-157

About this book

Introduction

​FairEconomy is a concept for a free and fair market economy. In response to the financial and economic crises of the past years, the authors develop fundamental ideas of how a market economy works, what rules markets need and who safeguards fairness and equal opportunity in such an economy. The book sets out the design of a sustainable market order: Going back to the very roots of doing business it offers a fascinating insight into the cultural and anthropological premises of the market economy. Fairness and free competition can be identified as key elements of successful markets, sometimes neglected in politics and business. Legal rules need to ensure that fairness and economic freedom work. The same holds true for the relationship of risk and liability that has been overlooked in the banking sector. The ideas of a FairEconomy, sketched in this book, are fit to become a reality: The authors point to institutions and mechanisms that could integrate the concept into global law. They place their trust less upon ever-larger institutions and more on private entitlement and enforcement at the global, regional, and local levels.​ 

Keywords

Competition Law FairEconomy Fairness Regulation of Market Economy Risk and Liability

Authors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Fikentscher
    • 1
  • Philipp Hacker
    • 2
  • Rupprecht Podszun
    • 3
  1. 1.Property and Competition LawMax Planck Institute for IntellectualMunichGermany
  2. 2.Humboldt University BerlinBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Property and Competition LawMax Planck Institute for IntellectualMunichGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-36107-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-36106-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-36107-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5822
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5830
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