The Use of Economic Theory in Competition Law

It’s generally accepted that competition law should be applied and developed against a background of economic theory. However, it’s less clear what the concept of economic theory covers, not to mention which economic theory should be applied as different schools offer various considerations on issues related to competition law. Further, economic theory is subject to limitations. Limitations in general as it might be nothing more than theory, but also more specifically in a legal context, where very explicit demands must be made upon the quality of any submitted evidence and considerations. A presentation of the different economic schools and the influence on specific cases and problems would be a most welcome subject for a thesis though other associated subjects could also be relevant.

Contact: Associate Professor, Ph.D. Christian Bergqvist,