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When Should an Incumbent Be Obliged to Share itsInfrastructure with an Entrant Under the GeneralCompetition Rules?
Södertörn University, School of Political Science, Economics and Law, Economics.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5026-9479
2005 (English)In: Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, ISSN 1566-1679, E-ISSN 1573-7012, Vol. 5, no 1, 5-26 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

According to the essential-facilities doctrine, competition law requires an infrastructural monopoly to provide access. Under the "Bronner criterion", proposed by the EC Court, the doctrine is only applicable when a symmetric infrastructural duopoly is non-viable. This paper uses a simple model to illustrate that, from a welfare point-of-view, the Bronner criterion may provide too little monopoly protection for the incumbent in high-risk new markets, while requiring too much investments from the entrant in low-risk mature markets.

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2005. Vol. 5, no 1, 5-26 p.
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Access regulation; Antitrust; Bronner; Competition law; Infrastructure
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-11613DOI: 10.1007/s10842-005-0990-7ScopusID: 2-s2.0-17344366567OAI: diva2:444007
Available from: 2011-09-27 Created: 2011-09-23 Last updated: 2016-09-19Bibliographically approved

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