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The Boundaries of EC Competition Law
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The Boundaries of EC Competition Law: The Scope of Article 81

Okeoghene Odudu


This book addresses two problems surrounding the interpretation and application of Article 81 of the EC Treaty: what is competition and how does Article 81 ensure that competition is protected? After over forty years of application and a period of modernisation, decentralisation, and reflection, it is possible to understand Article 81 and what it seeks to achieve. The book's aim is to reveal the intellectual order and rational structure underlying the law so as to enable the reader to understand Article 81 in a clear and rigorous manner. This is done by breaking Article 81 down into its consti ... More

Keywords: Article 81, competition, private distinction, public distinction, output reduction, cost, innovation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199278169
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278169.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Okeoghene Odudu, author
Lecturer in Competition Law, King's College London