Plenary Session

Economics and the Enforcement of Exclusionary Abuse

Thursday 26th September h.16:15 - 17:15 (CET)

The European Commission (EC) is about to issue Guidelines on exclusionary abuses. This presentation will discuss how economics can and should be used to inform a sound and effects-based approach in the enforcement of Article 102 TFEU. 

In particular, Professor Motta shall discuss: in which circumstances the EC could rely on (rebuttable) presumptions of harm; when price-cost tests are meaningful and when they are not; which limiting principles should be used for self-preferencing; and what to make of the essentiality of the input as a requirement for vertical foreclosure cases.


Patrick Hubert
Partner, Orrick


Research Professor of Economics, ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona School of Economics


Cinema Troisi
Via Girolamo Induno 1, Rome

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