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Pierre Hausemer, Davide Fina, Roberto Sigismondo (VVA), Paula Ramada, Rhys Williams, Jule Hodok (LE Europe LTD), Lorenz Nett, Niklas Fourberg (WIK Consult), Michael Böheim (WIFO), Kletia Noti, Francesco Sciaudone, Francesca Zambuco, Giovannella D'Andrea, Alessandro Medolago Albani, Tomas Pavelka, Franka Cimbi, Angelica Restori (Grimaldi Studio Legale)
Support Study Accompanying the Evaluation of the Commission Notice on the Definition of Relevant Market for the Purposes of Community Competition Law
Commissioned by: European Commission
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – Grimaldi Studio Legale SPRL – LE Europe LTD – Valdani Vicari & Associati Srl – Wissenschaftliches Institut für Infrastruktur und Kommunikationsdienste GmbH
Online since: 22.07.2021 0:00
The main objective of this study is to distil principles and best practices for the definition of rele-vant markets that can inform the evaluation of the Market Definition Notice (MDN) that the Eu-ropean Commission is currently undertaking. The final output identifies and describes such principles and best practices, organised under the four topics on which the study is focused: digitalisation, innovation, geographic market definition, and quantitative techniques. For this report, a team of topic experts prepared a narrative analysis by topic, based on all relevant economic and legal literature that focuses on the key questions listed in the terms of reference including points of convergence, points of divergence and gaps with the guidance provided in the MDN. The research team analysed and reviewed a range of competition enforcement guidelines, cases, and court judgments by NCAs inside and outside the EEA.
Research group:Industrial Economics, Innovation and International Competition

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