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Study on methods to analyse the impact of state aid on competition - Rainer Nitsche and Paul Heidhues

Rainer Nitsche (CRA International) Paul Heidhues (University of Bonn and CEPR)

Study on methods to analyse the impact of state aid on competition - Rainer Nitsche and Paul Heidhuespdf(2 MB) Choose translations of the previous link 

One of the potential benefits of an economic approach to State aid control is to make relationships between the costs and the benefits of State aid more transparent and, by doing so, to provide guidance on how to focus State aid control efforts on those areas where the damage of State aid is the greatest.
Where markets fail to deliver efficient outcomes, Government intervention, including the provision of State aid, can improve welfare. This is an accepted result in the economic literature. Many national or supra-national bodies do not provide a mechanism to monitor and discipline the State aid provided by its members. Indeed, the control of State aid in the European Union stands out.
(European Economy. Economic Papers. 244. February 2006. Brussels. 190pp. Tab. Free.)

KC-AI-06-244-EN-C (online)
ISBN 92-79-01185-5 (online)
ISSN 1725-3187

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