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By Eugène Buttigieg

ISBN-10: 9041131191

ISBN-13: 9789041131195

even though it is usually assumed that buyers enjoy the program of festival legislation, this isn't unavoidably consistently the case. monetary potency is paramount; therefore, pageant legislations in Europe and antitrust legislation within the usa are designed basically to guard enterprise opponents (and in Europe to advertise marketplace integration), and it's only by the way that such legislations can also serve to guard shoppers. that's the crucial start line of this penetrating critique. the writer explores the level to which US antitrust legislations and EC pageant legislation competently protect shopper pursuits. in particular, he indicates how the 2 jurisdictions have long gone approximately comparing collusive practices, abusive behavior by way of dominant companies and merger job, and the way the guidelines therefore shaped have impacted upon the advertising of patron pursuits. He argues that except buyer pursuits are at once and in particular addressed within the evaluation method, maximization of patron welfare isn't really sufficiently completed. utilizing rigorous research he develops criminal arguments that may accomplish such ambitions because the following: substitute the commercial thought of ‘consumer welfare’ with a precept of shopper health and wellbeing; construct client advantages into particular parts of pageant coverage; verify festival circumstances in order that source of revenue distribution results are more desirable to shoppers; and keep watch over mergers in this type of means that efficiencies are handed on to shoppers. the writer argues that, within the final research, the promoting of customer health and wellbeing might be the only real or at the very least the first objective of any antitrust regime. legal professionals and students drawn to the applying and improvement and reform of festival legislation and coverage will welcome this e-book. they're going to locate not just a clean method of interpretation and perform of their box – evaluating and contrasting significant platforms of pageant legislation – but in addition an exceptionally lucid research of a number of the financial arguments used to focus on the patron welfare bettering or welfare decreasing results of industrial practices.

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