Chapter 9 The Need to Analyze Separately the Monopolizing Character, “Abusiveness,” Competitive Impact, and Economic Efficiency of Business Choices

  • Richard S. Markovits


Preceding chapters have discussed the concepts of “monopolization,” “abusiveness,” “competitive impact,” and “economic efficiency.” This chapter explains why the monopolizing character, abusiveness, competitive impact, and economic efficiency of business conduct must be analyzed separately. Section 9.1 explains why the three concepts that play an important role in U.S. antitrust law and policy discussions—monopolization, competitive impact, and economic efficiency—must be analyzed separately. Section 2 explains why the issue of abusiveness that is salient in EC/EU competition law must be analyzed separately from the monopolization, competitive-impact, and economic-efficiency issues.


Economic Efficiency Dominant Position Business Conduct Dominant Firm Predatory Price 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard S. Markovits
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  1. 1.School of LawThe University of TexasAustinUSA

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