The Effective Use of Economics in the EU Digital Markets Act

Fletcher, Amelia, Crémer, Jacques, Heidhues, Paul, Kimmelman, Gene, Monti, Giorgio, Podszun, Rupprecht, Schnitzer, Monika, Scott-Morton, Fiona and de Streel, Alexandre (2024) The Effective Use of Economics in the EU Digital Markets Act. Journal of Competition Law and Economics. ISSN 1744-6414

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Abstract

Economic thinking and analysis lie at the heart of the objectives and the design of the EU Digital Markets Act (DMA). However, the design of the DMA reflects a very deliberate—and reasonable—intention to ensure clarity, speed, administrability, and enforceability. In doing so, this pro-competitive regulation omits several elements of standard competition law where economics has typically played a key role. Nonetheless, we believe that economic insights and analysis—including behavioural economic thinking—will continue to play an important role in enabling the DMA to achieve its ambitious and laudable goals, albeit in a somewhat different way.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Centre for Competition Policy
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Responsible Business Regulation Group
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 29 May 2024 16:30
Last Modified: 29 May 2024 16:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/95332
DOI: 10.1093/joclec/nhad018

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