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Ex-post evaluation analysis of two mobile telecom mergers: T-Mobile/tele.ring in Austria and T-Mobile/Orange in the Netherlands
by Luca Aguzzoni, Benno Buehler, Luca Di Martile, Georg Ecker, Ron Kemp, Anton Schwarz, Robert Stil, November 2015

Recent developments at DG Competition: 2014
by Giulio Federico, Massimo Motta and Penelope Papandropoulos, Review of Industrial Organization, Volume 47, Number 3, pp 1-25, November 2015


Recent Developments at DG Competition: 2013–2014
by Benno Buehler, Gábor Koltay, Xavier Boutin, Massimo Motta, Review of Industrial Organization, Volume 45, Issue 4, pp 399-415, December 2014


Economic Analysis at the European Commission 2012–2013
by Thomas Buettner, Giulio Federico, Kai-Uwe Kühn and Dimitrios Magos

Multimarket contact in Italian retail banking: Competition and welfare
by Jozsef Molnara, Roberto Violi and Xiaolan Zhou

SEPs and Evidence-Based Antitrust Enforcement
By Kai-Uwe Kuhn, Fiona Scott Morton and Howard Shelanski

Optimal Asset Divestments with Homogenous Products
By Giulio Federico and Angel L. Lopez in the International Journal of Industrial Organisation

SAA II: Abuse of Dominance in the South African skies
By Giulio Federico in the Journal of Competition Law and Economics


Tying and freebies in two-sided markets
by Andrea Amelio and Bruno Julien, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Volume 30, Issue 5, September 2012, Pages 436–446

Economics at DG Competition, 2011–2012
Kai-Uwe Kühn, Szabolcs Lorincz, Vincent Verouden and Annemiek Wilpshaar in: Review of Industrial Organization, Vol. 41, p.251–27 (2012)

How Market Fragmentation can Facilitate Collusion
Kai-Uwe Kühn in Journal of the European Economic Association

Contingent Capital: An In-Depth Discussion
By Stan Maes and Wim Schouten in Economic Notes by Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA

Empirical Review of EU Asset Relief Measures in the Period 2008-2012
By Yassine Boudghene and Stan Maes in the European State Aid Quarterly

Relieving Banks from Toxic or Impaired Assets: The EU State Aid Policy Framework
By Yassine Boudghene and Stan Maes Maes in the Journal of European Competition Law and Practice Advance Access

Sabotaging entry: an estimation of damages in the directory enquiry service market
Maite Martinez Granado and Georges Sotis, forthcoming in "Review of Law and Economics", Berkely Electronic Press

Should Variable Cost Aid to Attract Foreign Direct Investment be Banned? A European Perspective
Mario Mariniello in Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade.


Economics at DG Competition, 2009-2010
Kai-Uwe Kühn, Svend Albaek and Miguel de la Mano in Review of Industrial Organization (2011)

Fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms: a challenge for competition authorities
Mario Mariniello in Journal of Competition Law and Economics, Oxford University Press, Vol. 7, n. 3

Quantifying Antitrust Damages in Civil Proceedings: A Pragmatic Approach
Raphaël De Coninck in Concurrences, 2011-2

Perfect surcharging and the tourist test interchange fee
Hans Zenger in Journal of Banking & Finance, 2011

The Competitive Effects of Rail Freight Mergers in the Context of European Liberalization
Oliver Stehmann and Hans Zenger in Journal of Competition Law & Economics, 2011


Alternating Monopoly and Tacit Collusion
by Andrea Amelio and Sara Biancini, The Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 58, Issue 2, pp. 402-423, June 2010

Economics at DG Competition, 2009-2010
Damien Neven and Miguel de la Mano in Review of Industrial Organization (2010)

Application of the Nonhorizontal Merger Guidelines
Raphaël De Coninck in The Antitrust Bulletin, Vol. 55, No. 4 / Winter 2010

When Does Exclusive Dealing Intensify Competition for Distribution? Comment on Klein and Murphy
Hans Zenger in Antitrust Law Journal, 2010

Estimating private antitrust damages
Raphael De Coninck in Concurrences, no. 1/2010

Best Practices onthe Submission of Economic Evidence and Data Collection
Damien Neven / Raphael De Coninck


Economics at DG Comp 2008-2009
D. Neven / M. de la Mano in Springer Science & Business Media

Capacity choices in liberalised electricity markets
Fidel Castro-Rodriguez - Pedro L. Marín - Georges Sotis in Energy Policy 37 (2009)

Market definition in recent EC merger investigations: The role of empirical analysis
Andrea Amelio and Daniel Donath in Concurrences, no. 3/2009

Competition policy in times of crisis
David Spector, Andrea Amelio, Georges Siotis, Antoine Winckler, François-Charles Laprévote and Carlos Winograd in Concurrences, no. 2/2009


Economics at DG Competition 2007-2008
D. Neven / S. Albaek Springer Science & Business Media

Towards a More Refined Economic Approach in State Aid Control
D. Neven / V. Verouden in EU Competition Law - Volume IV: State Aid (W. Mederer, N. Pesaresi and M. Van Hoof, eds.), 2008.

The non-horizontal merger guidelines in practice
R. De Coninck / P. Papandropoulos in Concurrences, no. 3/2008

Ex post evaluation of enforcement: a principal-agent perspective
D. Neven / H. Zenger in De Economist, 2008

Implementing an effects-based approach under Article 82
P. Papandropoulos in Concurrences, no. 1/2008

Economic analysis in European competitionpolicy: The first 2000 (or so) years
D. Neven, Oxera Economics Council 2008

Vertical Agreements: Motivation and Impact
V. Verouden in Issues in Competition Law and Policy (W.D. Collins, ed.), ABA Section of Antitrust Law, 2008


Economics at DG Competition 2006-2007
D. Neven / S. Albaek

How should price discrimination be dealt with by competitionauthorities?
P. Papandropoulos in Concurrences, no. 3/2007

European State Aid Control: an economic framework
Hans W. Friederiszick / Lars-Hendrik Röller / Vincent Verouden, "European State Aid Control: an economic framework", in Handbook of Antitrust Economics, (Paolo Buccirossi, ed.), MIT Press 2007

L'analyse économique des effets unilatéraux dans quelqes cas récents de fusions
P. Papandropoulos in Concurrences, no. 2/2007

Competition Economics in the European Commission
By D. Neven in 2007 Handbook of Competition Economics, a Global Competition Review special report

The analysis of conglomerate effects in EU merger control,
in P. Bucirrosi (ed) Recent Advances in Anitrust Economics, MIT Press, 2007

The Political Economy of European Merger Control: Evidence using Stock Market Data
T. Duso / D. Neven in the Journal of Law and Economics


The Impact of the New Substantive Test in European Merger Control
By M. De la Mano / L.H. Roeller in the European Competition Journal

Competition economics and antitrust in Europe
D. Neven in Economic Policy, October 2006

Union power and product market competition: evidence from the airline industry
D. Neven/L.-H. Röller/Z. Zhang, The Journal of Industrial Economics, 2006

GE Honeywell – A case study of transatlantic conflict
D. Neven/J. Grant, The Journal of Competition Law and Economics, 2006

The Year 2005 at DG Competition: The Trend towards a More Effects-Based Approach
Lars-Hendrik Röller and Oliver Stehmann in Review of Industrial Organization (2006) 29:281 - 304

Grenzen der Wettbewerbspolitik bei der Öffnung von Netzwerkindustrien
Lars-Hendrik Röller und Oliver Stehmann in Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 2006 7(3): 355–372

Ökonomische Analyse des Begriffs "significant impediment to effective competition"
Lars-Hendrik Röller/Andreas Strohm, "Ökonomische Analyse des Begriffs significant impediment to effective competition", forthcoming in Münchner Kommentar, (Beck, ed.) 2006.

Efficiency gains from mergers
Lars-Hendrik Röller, Johan Stennek and Frank Verboven, "Efficiency gains from mergers", forthcoming in European Merger Control Edward Elgar, ed.), 2006.

Weniger und effektiver - Ökonomische Prüfverfahren könnten die EU-Beihilfenkontrolle stärken
Lars-Hendrik Röller/Hans W. Friederiszick, in "WZB Mitteilungen", issue no. 111, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für March 2006


Simulating the effect of Oracle's takeover of PeopleSoft
Claes Bengtsson in European Case Studies, 2005

Economic Analysis and Competition Policy Enforcement in Europe
Lars-Hendrik Röller, "Economic Analysis and Competition Policy Enforcement in Europe", in Modelling European Mergers: Theory, Competition Policy and Case Studies (Edward Elgar, ed.), 2005.

The Office of the Chief Competition Economist at the European Commission"
by Lars-Hendrik Röller and Pierre A. Buigues (May 2005)

Der ökonomische Ansatz in der europäischen Wettbewerbspolitik
Lars-Hendrik Röller, "Der ökonomische Ansatz in der europäischen Wettbewerbspolitik", in Monopolkommission, Zukunftsperspektiven der Wettbewerbspolitik (Nomos Verlag ed.)2005, Colloquium anlässlich des 30-jährigen Bestehens der Monopolkommission am 5. November 2004 in der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Ökonomische Analyse in der EU Wettbewerbspolitik
Lars-Hendrik Röller/Hans W. Friederiszick, "Ökonomische Analyse in der EU Wettbewerbspolitik", in Neueste Entwicklungen im europäischen und internationalen Kartellrecht, 11 St. Gallener Internationales Kartellrechtsforum 2004, Band 6.

The Impact of the New Substantive Test in European Merger Control
Lars-Hendrik Röller/Miguel de la Mano, "The Impact of the New Substantive Test in European Merger Control", forthcoming in European Competition Journal (P. Marsden, BIICL and S. Bishop, RBB Economics, ed.)