The Role of Fines in the Public Enforcement of Competition Law

  • Kai Hüschelrath
  • Heike Schweitzer
Part of the ZEW Economic Studies book series (ZEW, volume 48)


There is consensus that the prohibition of hard-core cartels is one of the pillars of free and undisturbed trade, and that prosecution of cartels is necessary to ensure undisturbed competition. Dissenting opinions could only come from members of working and undiscovered cartels, but such opinions do not count.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kai Hüschelrath
    • 1
    • 2
  • Heike Schweitzer
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)MannheimGermany
  2. 2.WHU Otto Beisheim School of ManagementVallendarGermany
  3. 3.University of MannheimMannheimGermany

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